Bismarck rescue working to increase lost pets returned to owners

Dog getting micro-chipped
Dog getting micro-chipped(KFYR-TV)
Updated: May. 22, 2021 at 10:42 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Dogs have about a 22 percent chance of returning to their owner from the pound. For cats, there’s a 98 percent chance they’ll never see their owners again. That’s according to American Veterinary Medical Association.

Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue is trying to change the statistics. The organization set up another drive-up micro-chipping event at Gateway Mall Saturday afternoon. Pet owners said it’s important to have pets accounted for.

”I think it’s important to have [pets] traced back to their owner. They tend to runaway or sneak out of the house,” said pet owner Cody Werblow.

Furry Friends micro-chipped dozens of animals. They plan to use the same trailer for a new catch, neuter and release program for stray cats.

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