My Move reader Sandy, who says she works in an animal shelter, wrote in to point out an important, but oft-forgotten, moving responsibility. She tells us that of more than 8,000 cats deemed "stray" in her shelter last year, many actually had microchips. But because owners hadn't updated the chips' information, the pets couldn't be reunited with their families.
When you move—or even when you change your phone number—be sure to update your micropchip information so your dog, cat, parrot, or other animal can be returned to you quickly. Here's how to do it.