I got a press release from my friends at American Humane and the topic of the article made me realize that I’ve been a very naughty dog guardian lately … I’ve neglected a very basic but oh-so important piece of canine equipment: dog tags. The press release was about “Tag Day”, a special event to remind pet owners that their dogs and cats need to wear identification. I’d never heard of the event, but I think it’s a great idea. Only sixteen percent of dogs and two percent of cats that end up in shelters are reunited with their families each year, mainly because their owners failed to put any sort of identification on them. A simple “return to sender” tag with your name and phone number on it will provide your pet with a ticket home should he ever get lost. Both Zeke and Sumner have ID tags – somewhere. It’s just that I change their collars frequently and I forget to change the tag along with the collar! Lesson learned, and thankfully not he hard way. I remedied the missing tag situation today … check out their new bling: The American Humane is celebrating Tag Day on April 5th, but as they say in their promotional materials: every day is tag day.
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