It is a fact that 80% of lost pets are never reunited with their owners. Even if you don't travel with your pet, things happen. Cats wander; dogs dig a hole and get out of a fenced-in yard. All it takes is a second and your best friend is gone. The first thing that Animal Control will do is scan your pet for a microchip. If you have micro chipped your pet and registered your contact information with the manufacturer, you will be contacted and your pet will be returned to you. For a little cost and no discomfort to your pet, you can increase your chances that your pet can be identified. Also, if you ever decide to travel with your pet, even a trip in the car, a microchip is a necessity. Don't you agree it is worth the time and small expense?