Noodle, a 6-year-old, 10-pound miniature pinscher, was separated from his owner when she had a medical emergency while traveling in Pasadena. Because the information on his microchip was not up to date, it took months for Noodle to be reunited with his original owner. Read the full story here
Here are some things to consider when traveling with your pet:
• Always have current ID tag on your pet’s collar. Make sure your pet’s microchip is up-to-date at all times. Add a backup number of a reliable friend or relative to call if you are unable to be reached.
• Leave an “in case of emergency” letter with contact numbers in your car, luggage and wallet. Make sure your loved ones have your itinerary as well.
• Research the animal control facility and veterinarians in the area in advance and have a plan for emergencies.
• In the event your pet does get lost, having them up-to-date on vaccines and spayed or neutered will keep them healthier and may reduce fees at the shelter.