Tag! Your pet's it

The Quincy Humane Society believes that tags are the responsible way of loving your pet.

Niko the cat didn't always live here at the Quincy Humane Society.

"Niko is a very friendly Siamese cat so I would say that he probably belonged to someone," Amy Kientzle from the Quincy Humane Society said.

The Humane Society couldn't find any identification on Niko.

"Niko was picked up and brought to us and they had looked for his home and could not find it," Kientzle said. "After a period of time they ask us if we can take another cat in."

Now, the organization is looking for someone to adopt him.

"If Niko had a microchip in him when he was brought to the Humane Society or any shelter or any veterinarian, you can scan him and the owners name, address and phone number would come up," Kientzle said.

You can stop this from happening to your pet.

"They have come up with new breakaway collars and stretchable collars that you can put a tag on and have the basic name of the cat or dog and have your phone number ," Kientzle said.

If you want to be extra safe get your pet implanted with a microchip.

"They do not have to go under surgery or anything like that," Kientzle said. "We do them in our vaccination clinics and it's a wonderful thing to have for any animal."

If you decide not to get your pet identified you could be playing a game of ...

"... Russian Roulette," Kientzle said.

Tags could have made Niko's outcome different. Instead of going home he's now looking for a new one.

"Tags are the responsible way of loving your pet," Kientzle said.

You can get a look a Niko, here.