|Your cat is an inside cat. She never leaves
the comfort of your home, so why burden her
with a restrictive collar and noisy nametag? Should she ever stray or get lost, a collar
and nametag may be the best chance your
pet has of coming home or staying alive.
Millions of cats are euthanized each year at animal
shelters. Many of these cats come to the shelters
as "Jane Does" that strayed from home without
identification. Keeping a collar and nametag on your
cat at all times can keep her safe should she bolt out
the door unexpectedly. Studies show that less than
two percent of lost cats are returned home. Most
that are returned had some form of identification, be
it a nametag, microchip, or otherwise, that allowed
whoever found the pet to contact the owner.
The least expensive form of protection you
can provide is a nametag, which attaches
safely to a collar or harness. Always select a
breakaway collar to prevent your cat from getting
choked if her collar catches on something.
Should your cat stray, finding her hiding spot
isn't always easy, especially at night. Thankfully,
most cat collars are brightly colored and
reflective. Our favorite is the Lazer Brite Collar,
with the mostly reflective surface,
making it easier to spot her in the darkness.
Similarly, some nametags are made of highly
reflective plastic or metal, allowing for greater
visibility at night or in dark corners. Engrave
them with vital information such as a contact
number, name, and address to help anyone that
finds your cat make sure she gets home safely.