Needless to say, pets are a human’s best friends or at least one of the closest companions from ancient times and this is still the case nowadays. According to recent data provided by Statista, in 2018, there were 471 million dogs and 373 million cats kept as pets worldwide.
Owning an animal, however, is a long-term commitment, and it comes with responsibilities. Safety is among those. Unfortunately, lost pets can be considered an issue the guardians have to deal with regularly. A research study on lost pet rates found that between 11-16% of dogs and 12-18% of cats are likely to go missing at least once in five years.
Meanwhile, ASPCA‘s latest survey (that included 1015 households that owned a pet) suggested that only 85% of lost dogs and cats were recovered. Though the percentage of retrieved pets is high, the number of guardians who didn‘t find their pets is still considerably high.
Pets can go missing quickly, whether through an open door or gate at home or after being scared by loud noises. All of this can be a frightening experience for both pets and their owners. The chances of finding a pet within 24 hours are about 90%, and it goes down to about 55 to 65% after 24 hours. Thus, every hour matters when it comes to retrieving your four-legged friend.
It is important to mention that looking for a lost pet can take a lot of time and human resources, while a successful outcome can not be taken for granted. Some guardians implant a microchip underneath their skin, such a tool may help if a the animal is found by someone who has a scanner to read the ID. However, the microchip does not track their location. Fortunately, there is a reliable and time-saving alternative, offered by Teltonika Mobility, that can be used instead of a typical search and bring satisfactory outcomes for the owners.