Pets far more likely to go missing during summer
Since 2000, 20,000 more pets were reported missing to the Petlog database in summer rather than winter, and last year alone, over 3,000 more pets (29%) went missing in June, July and August than during January, February and December.
It is estimated that only 58% of dogs are microchipped, and the number is thought to be less for cats, rabbits and other pets.
Celia Walsom, Petlog Executive said: “It is worrying that so many more pets go missing in summer rather than winter… Microchips are a fantastic tool to reunite lost pets with their owners, as they are permanent. It doesn’t matter when or where missing pets are found; they can still be returned to their owners.”
We are in the last few days of National Microchipping Month, which takes place throughout June each year, and numerous microchip databases, dog welfare organisations and veterinary clinics have been promoting the benefits of microchipping to pet owners.
Find out more about National Microchipping Month