A small but important detail that many may have missed.It is important to ensure your cats have some sort of permanent identification. Nobody plans to lose their pet, but all it takes is an open door or a loud noise for our little escape artist to lose their way. For those who have indoor-outdoor cats, imagine that he gets picked up by a kind-hearted finder thinking that he’s a stray or a lost kitty – without a permanent ID, animal control officers may not be able to find your contact information and return him to you. Prepare for the unexpected! There are 3 different ways pets can be identified: microchip numbers, tattoo codes and municipal licenses. However, the most reliable form of permanent identification is microchipping. Tattoo codes tend to fade over time. Cats can slip their collar, but they can’t slip a microchip!