This is my sad look.
You know what makes me sad?
Seeing all the lost dogs and cats on Facebook.
Have you seen them all?
I always try to spread the news if they’re local, so they can get back home.
It’s really bad when a pet is lost.
They’re very scared and often hide, so it’s hard to find them.
Cats are especially scared, so people have a hard time even seeing them.
They say only 2% of lost cats are returned to their owners.
We’re really small, and the world is really big… and scary.
There are so many dangers outside.
Once we have a nice home, we are unequipped to handle the outside.
Everything poses a danger and we have a terrible time.
So, what’s the answer?
Most importantly, don’t let indoor cats outside.
Sometimes we make a mistake and run out an open door.
Please run after us!
We really would rather be inside than outside.
And, there is something you can do as soon as you adopt us, to make sure we get back home.
It’s as tiny as a grain of rice.
It goes under the skin with a needle in seconds.
And it saves lives!
Every microchip has a unique number and is registered.
It has the cat’s information and the owner information.
Cat Depot puts a microchip in every single cat before they are adopted.
Then, when they are adopted, the new owner’s information is registered.
Microchips give us the best chance of getting back home to you.
Want to hear a funny story?
A lady adopted a dog and the shelter told her he had a microchip.
She asked how far he could go before it started beeping.
That’s funny, because a microchip isn’t a tracking device, like a GPS.
Anyone who finds a lost animal still needs to take it to a shelter or vet to be scanned.
A scanner can detect the microchip and find the owner.
The moral of the story?
Humans – keep your cat inside.
Cats – stop running out the door.
Cat Depot – thanks for microchipping us!
Until next week,
The Dapper Gent
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