Mom saw this article on the Today Show website about mandatory microchipping of all animals adopted and reclaimed from shelters in California.
What do you think??
We think it is a great idea.
However....it is up to the owners to keep the info up to date.
Ivy's chip has a one-time registration fee and mom can get online to update the info whenever she needs to - plus she has loaded a picture and other contact info including our vet.
But, her chip is different from everyone else's chip. For the guys, mom can load a picture and other contact info, but there is an annual charge to keep it updated. Which seems like a crime to us. Especially since she has to go it for 5 of us. Aren't more people LESS likely to keep it updated if they have to pay every year? Just send an email reminder to update info once per year and let it go. So, mom has been bad. The info on 4 of us is in their database but she hasn't paid the "renewal" fee yet. And...she hasn't registered Junior's chip. BAD MOM!!! Especially since Junior and Spud refuse to wear their collars with their microchip tags on them. (yeah, I will get on it - promise!)
we aren't holding our breaths...but can you see our collars??