She is not stupid.I had always thought they were a gps tracker or something... but this lady who's cat is microchipped has been lost for well over a month, I thought that chip was supposed to help her find the cat ._.
Or is she just stupid?
^ Spot on advice all around.I would just call her owner, most adult cats won't approach a stanger, especially if they're stressed. Out of my four, OP would go up to anyone, Booger has to get used to you and if I didn't have pics, no one would believe I had the girls. They dissapear when anyone's at the house. It was nice of you to try. I hope she gets her cat back; I've been there twice and it's devastating.
The only GPS locators I know of for pets, are dog tags. I suppose you could put one on a cat, but they're big and could get caught on something.
You have to be careful about which chip company you choose too. There have been cases where people have easily switched the info over and the original owner can't get the pet back. Make sure there's some kind of security code or password to change any info.
Actually all dogs are considered personal property, regardless of whether you show them or not. So if someone steals your dog, charges will be made the same as if someone stole your property. I don't think showing your animal in anything has anything to do with the charges being made.Keep in mind the following:
[*]In Texas, and in many other states I'm assuming, a show animal is considered live stock and it is a mandatory jail felony if you are discovered to have one on your person w/out the owners permission. (cattle rustling and all that!). That is why each dog/cat should enter at least one show (conformation, obedience, hunting, etc - it doesn't matter) that way your dog/cats theft is considered a felony. If they are caught - they go to jail! The chip on the dog is positive ID, there is no way a thief can wiggle out of it!
You are correct. In Texas, it is jail felony to steal something with value greater than 1000.00. Breeding stock is always worth more than that for any domesticated animal that I am aware of. Also personal property is not always worth more than a grand. Stealing breeding stock is a felony. Although no guarantee, the only way to reasonably ensure that your dog will be worth more than a perceived value of 1000.00 is to show. Although you can show a receipt that you payed more than 1000.00 to an officer or judge, the current perceived value of an animal is greater if it is one that is shown. It is the current perceived value, not the value paid for, that determines the dogs value. Future value derived from breeding is one way to ensure a higher valuation. Sounds cold and calculating doesn't it? If you can convince a judge/officer that the value is greater than a $1000.00, then the thief goes for a felony - not a misdemeanor. I want that sucker to go to jail on felony - no stinking misdemeanor! I have no idea how it works elsewhere . . .Actually all dogs are considered personal property, regardless of whether you show them or not. So if someone steals your dog, charges will be made the same as if someone stole your property. I don't think showing your animal in anything has anything to do with the charges being made.
If the dog's on a leash, under your control (according to the law, which usually says 4-6ft) and you aren't being reckless or breaking laws (running into the street w/o looking or jaywalking) then I think the driver would be at fault. Pedestrians have the right of way. If leashed, you're dog would be an extension of you, IMO. Even if the dog is right next to you, if it's not leashed, you are breaking the law and therefore are responsible.But it was a three lane road.. and it was empty.. he could have easily just changed lanes w/o stopping. The guy was my age too.. so he probably did it on purpose.
Okay, what if your dog is on a leash, and you are walking across the street, a guy who isnt paying attention goes to make a right on red almost hitting you and hitting your dog?
Oh if they were like a GPS tracker thing it would be much easier to find lost dogs i'm sureI had always thought they were a gps tracker or something... but this lady who's cat is microchipped has been lost for well over a month, I thought that chip was supposed to help her find the cat ._.
Or is she just stupid?
No...Last time I took Coco to the vets, she was scanned and apparently her temperature was read from the chip. Has anyone else heard of this?