Remember.Dr.Katrina? Most of the pets weren’t chipped or licensed. There were so many of them they shipped them out to rescue organizations and shelters. Most never got back to the owners who wanted them back.
If my dogs ever get loose I want them back so they are both chipped and Animal Control has the info as well. It is also earthquake country so even a moderate quake could’ve a fence over or pop a door open letting them out. The dog tags have both my cell and home numbers as well as my email address.
Since shelters and rescue organizations h ave limited space and the failure to get them back to t h e owners is a real problem if not chipped and that often results in t h e dogs being killed I am in favor of all dogs being chipped.
I remember it well.
In fact, some people located their “rehomed” dogs and fought to get them back.
That was criminal.