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Finding Fido: Gadgets That Keep Track of Your Pets

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Cats are much less likely than dogs to be tagged -- and only 3 percent of wayward felines are reunited with their owners, according to the Humane Society. To keep yours safe:

  • Build or purchase an outdoor enclosure to prevent active cats from wandering off.
  • If you move, keep your outdoor cat inside for at least four weeks, so he doesn't get disoriented. Supervise him outside for five minutes a day, gradually increasing the time until he becomes familiar with his new surroundings.
  • Transport your cat in a closed carrier; she is less likely to try to escape. Never leave your cat unattended in a car.
  • All cats -- even indoor ones -- should wear a collar with your name and phone number.