Commemorating the Pet Theft Awareness Day
LCA ( Last Chance for Animals ) - a non-profit welfare organization - will lead the way in marking the Pet Theft Awareness day on 14th February. And this will be in response to the burgeoning problem of pet theft that has plagued many pet owners for the last several years. So if you have a treasured furry or purring companion, this Valentine's Day is a good time to educate yourself on the best ways of preventing the theft of your 4-legged pal. And this is quite important as statistics show that only a mere 10% of pets stolen are recovered by their previous owners. Unfortunately, the rest will suffer cruel fates in the hands of dog breeders, guinea pig labs or animal sadists.
Having said that, you can take a step to protect your pet by marking the 14th day of this year's February to be a day when you take the initiative to implement a few safety checks for them. For instance, you should have your pet neutered/spayed to curb their natural tendency to roam or discourage an illegal pet breeder. It also the opportune time of the year to update the current photo that you have of your pet and get them a new identification tag for their collar. And speaking of identity, you can take it a notch higher and have your barking buddy or cuddly companion microchipped. This will make it significantly easier for you to track them down should they get lost or stray unexpectedly.
Be Part of the Network
LCA's News Van will be doing rounds and hosting special appearances in your nearest town. Be sure to be on the lookout for LCA's volunteers who will be giving away vital information regarding pet theft this Valentines.