Peace of Mind:Lost & Found – FurCodes Giveaway

We have an amazing giveaway today for five lucky winners. This is a QR code Furcode-Q R code-cat wisdom 101.comand they’re popping up everywhere from business cards, magazines and our new favorite, pet ID tags from FurCodes.

Welcome to the future. QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) are barcodes that can be easily scanned using any smart phone. The QR Code will then be converted (called “dequrified”) into a piece of interactive text and/or link. The QR Code above is for Cat Wisdom 101.

Ever since Odin, our one-eyed boy met the love of his life, Mystery Miss, we decided having a micro-chip was not enough ID. Odin is trained to come when called but we weren’t taking any chances with a fool in love. We attached a FurCodes ID to a cool breakaway collar

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just in case he followed Mystery Miss home. Mystery Miss wears a collar with no ID and we have no idea if she’s micro-chipped. Their celebrated romance was featured at the New York Post but we’re no closer to finding out where she lives. furcode-cats-mystery miss-odin-cat wisdom 101

FurCodes tags for cat or dogs are super strong laser-etched aluminum and guaranteed for life. They contain as little or much information you’d like someone scanning your lost pet to have.

Have a micro-chipped indoor cat and think you don’t need visible ID? Think again. I had a client taking their indoor cat to the vet when the cat escaped from the carrier in a parking lot. The cat had no visible ID and this time the cat got lucky and was found. I highly recommend having visible ID for any cat traveling, boarding or on vet visits. FurCodes replacements are free and include free shipping globally.

Odin, with bad case of spring fever roamed through thick underbrush on our property recently and lost both his collar and Furcode. furcodes-cats-cat wisdom 101-odin-merlin

Ironically, at the same time, the lovely people at FurCodes reached to us offering to do a giveaway. I told Julie at FurCode.com what happened and she said she’d ship a new one out immediately and in any color I’d like. Ah, good service. Gotta love it. We’re going with purple this time.

Losing a beloved pet is every pet parents’ worse nightmare. We’re offering peace of mind for five winners. Simply leave a comment to be eligible to win. For extra chances to win, subscribe Cat Wisdom 101, Tweet, Like” this post, share on Facebook, PIN it etc. Winners will be announced next Wednesday when we also announce to winner of our UV Light water fountain. Want to order a FurCode or find out about their new products? Visit them at FurCode.com

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19 Comments on “Peace of Mind:Lost & Found – FurCodes Giveaway
  1. This is a good idea – anything that increases a lost animal getting back home. I think QR codes mostly reach younger people, as they are the ones most likely to have smart phones. Our mom doesn’t see the need to pay that much for a phone and her parents don’t even know how to work voice mail on their phone. Maybe the whole family is backwards!
    Oui Oui recently posted…Remembering the Way We Were!

  2. This is another great innovation that can help protect us if we get seperated! Humans really are pretty clever sometimes…Hugs and purrs to all Skeeter and Izzy >^..^< us with a new FUR CODE ID tag!!!! o

  3. It’s a great idea for sure. Don’t enter us, either, though, as we don’t wear collars. The human would be too worried we’d strangle ourselves, even if it was a break-away collar. (She’s paranoid.)

    Seems it’s a worry, either way, though: no collar, no visible ID if we somehow escape or a collar and the possibility of strangulation or at the very least getting hung up on something and giving ourselves a heart attack before the collar gives way.

    • @Brian
      This is why breakaway collars are the safest and why we suggest visible ID for traveling and enroute to the vet.
      @Caroline, thank-you!
      @AnnaZed, good point.

  4. D-2, my eldest cat, the boy who wanders, has a small metal heart hanging from his detachable collar. The heart has my phone number on it, and that’s how I got contacted by the lady where the collar detached itself on her front porch and she called me to tell me she found it. Any item that gets a lost cat home is worth having.

  5. That does sound like a good idea but don’t enter us in the drawing. The kitties here do not wear collars. I am so glad that Odin lost his ID because that means he didn’t get hung up on a bush or tree and hang himself. But like I said, it looks like a good idea.
    Marg recently posted…The way we were

    • Marg, exactly. That’s why it’s so important to have breakaway collars.
      @Tinch, so true. This provides much more info than a regular tag.
      @Chey, good to know about Gemini.

  6. our cats are microchipped, but never thought about the need for a visible id. I think if I found a stray cat, having him checked for a microchip might not be my first thought – a visible id is very handy.

    As an aside, I was just talking about microchipping with an animal rescue friend of mine and she says that although people get their animals microchipped, they don’t always register the animal through the microchip company – I don’t know if some places, that is automatically done, but it isn’t in our neck of the woods. Also, if there are changes like an move or phone number change, be sure to update those as well.

    • Jo, this is a good point. Keeping information up to date is key. What I love about FurCodes is any information is easily changed and assessed by the pet parent online.

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