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Animal Attraction: Every Day is Tag Day™

Animal Attraction:  Every Day is Tag Day™

by Stacy Fox

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 6:03 AM

It’s a big, scary world out there for cats and dogs who are lost and alone, far from home. And even though you may think your pet would never run away -- never be one of the lost ones cowering in an alley or running across a busy street -- the sad fact is that it can happen to any pet.

Millions of dogs and cats are taken to animal shelters as strays each year -- but only about 15 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats who end up in shelters without an ID tag or microchip are reunited with their owners.

Why? Because their owners failed to put identification on their animals. Yet even the most responsible pet owners can be accidentally or unexpectedly separated from their pets.

That’s why American Humane celebrates Every Day Is Tag Day each year: to encourage all pet owners to tag and microchip their companion animals.

Pet care is about more than providing food, water and shelter. Pet care also includes tagging and microchipping your pet.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Tag and chip your pet today.

Tag and microchip your pets

What to do if your pet gets lost

What to do if you find a lost pet

About American Humane
Be Kind to Animals Week is promoted nationally by American Humane. Founded in 1877, the American Humane
Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Through a
network of child and animal protection agencies and individuals, American Humane develops policies, legislation,
curricula and training programs to protect children and animals from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The nonprofit
organization, headquartered in Denver, raises awareness about The Link® between violence to people and violence
to animals, as well as the benefits derived from the human-animal bond. American Humane’s office in Los Angeles
is the authority behind the “No Animals Were Harmed”® end-credit disclaimer on film and TV productions, and
American Humane’s office in Washington, D.C., is an advocate for child and animal protection at the federal and
state levels. The American Humane® Certified farm animal program is the nation’s original independent certification
and labeling program for humanely raised food. American Humane meets the strong, comprehensive standards of
the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, has been awarded the Independent Charities of America’s “Best in
America” Seal of Approval, has met the stringent standards for financial efficiency and accountability required by the
American Institute of Philanthropy to qualify as a Top-Rated Charity, and has received a 3-star rating from Charity
Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. Visit to learn more.