The Houston SPCA encourages all pet owners to have current identification on their pets. There are traditional ways to identify your pet and groundbreaking ways using facial recognition technology.

Collars and Tags. Make sure your cat and dog wear a collar and I.D. tag with up-to-date information at all times. Never place tags on a training collar. Tags should include your name, address and phone number, your pet’s name and a contact name outside the area.

Microchips. A microchip is a way to permanently identify your pet. We strongly encourage pet owners to microchip their animals. Nearly all animal shelters and veterinary clinics have the ability to scan lost pets for microchips. Make sure to keep your contact information current with the chip registry.

Facial Recognition Technology. We also encourage you to register with and utilize PiP My Pet and Finding Rover. Both free apps use facial recognition technology to help reunite lost pets with their families.

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