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Pet owners could consider animal tracking devices

Many animal lovers would do almost anything to prevent their pet from being kidnapped or lost - from spending hours taping up posters of their lost pooch to visiting every animal rescue shelter in their area.

But, would you install a microchip into your furry friend? Those with adventurous dogs could consider implanting the chip into their pet to help the chances that their pet will be returned.

Cat lovers also have the option if they're worried about safeguarding their feline.

In Britain, some government officials have pitched the idea of making the tracking devices mandatory, but not everyone is on board with the idea.

In addition to requiring all dogs to be searchable via technology, the new laws would require dog owners to purchase third-party insurance in case of an animal attack - the plan would cover the medical expenses of the victims, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

The U.S. Humane Society reports that there are between 6 and 8 million strays entered into animal rescue shelters every year, and we're sure that some of those poor pets have owners who are frantically searching for them.

If you have a young or especially energetic cat or dog, you could discuss implanting one of the chips into your furry friend.
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