My husband and I have three cats, and although they are strictly house cats, they all wear collars and identification tags. My brother also has indoor cats. They don’t wear collars, but all have microchips. Many pet owners probably figure that nothing is going to happen, but you never know. A pet can be spooked by any number of things that could cause them to run off, or someone could have just carelessly left a door, window or gate open.
Two weeks ago I rescued a stray dog from a busy street and brought her to the Burbank Animal Shelter. Unfortunately, she wasn’t spayed and had puppies somewhere, but thankfully she was wearing a collar with a tag. An employee at the shelter scanned her and discovered that she also had a microchip, so her owner was found.
I urge all pet owners to just put in a little effort and make sure that your pet has some sort of identification. If you choose a collar, make sure that it fits properly and check it regularly to ensure that it isn’t too tight or too loose. It could save your pet’s life and spare you the heartache of losing them.
Gilmore Field trumps Rose Bowl
Reading Ruth Longoria’s excellent article on page 3 of the weekend edition (“Concerts are set to leave Descanso Gardens,” June 27) brought back a painful memory for me.