Prevent lost pets with these simple tips

Leashes can keep pets from wandering off and getting lost. Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – No pet parent wants their pets to escape the house, car or yard and become lost, but curious pets have a way of getting out on their own, which not even the most watchful pet owners can always prevent.The American Humane Association estimated that more than 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. One in three pets will become lost at some point during its life. While it is impossible to prevent every situation that may lead to a lost pet, pet owners can take some simple preventative steps to keep pets from becoming lost.Identify the pet.Pets should wear some form of identification, which will differ based on the animal. For example, a dog can wear a collar and a name tag. A homing pigeon or other bird may have a numbered ankle b
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