It is a fact of pet ownership that the pet may break out and go somewhere then head back for rest—unless they were picked up and sent to the animal shelter in your community. As it may be hours before anyone notices the pet is missing, there exists a need to install what may be the pet equivalent of the LoJack stolen vehicle tracking system: microchips.
Chip It In
Under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014, the government mandates that all pet owners in England, Scotland, and Wales must have their pets injected with a subcutaneous implant by April 6, 2016. The implant must be done when the dog is at least eight weeks old; only the Secretary of State will allow written exemption due to health reasons.