PawTrack GPS Cat Collar
PawTrack utilizes the kind of GPS technology that allows a person to track an object that has a GPS receiver remotely from a computer to locate your cat. So obviously the cat has a receiver on its collar and isn’t using the unit to navigate through suburban jungles. The PawTrack tracking device is exceptionally small and lightweight enough to attach to your cat's collar unlike the bulkier predecessors which have worked for bigger dogs in recent years. The little box that goes on the collar measures 5.5cm x 3.5cm x 1.8cm. It only weighs 50 grams which is 1.4 ounces (it’s a product made in England). The small box attached to the collar contains the essential GPS antenna, circuit board, modem, plus the battery power source.
That little box attached to your cat's collar upon activation transmits a signal every ten minutes from wherever the feline is on the PawTrax website. Pet owners can then log onto that website (which they register on when they first purchase the product) to discover approximately where little wandering Felix is at any given moment. Some users might also find it captivating to see exactly where their pet has been over a given timeframe using a history function, tracking their progress in essentially the same way that humans log their routes using waypoints on the handheld GPS devices that they use. With that, your cagey cat's ancient preference of clinging to independence is shattered, although they will be none the wiser. With this little gadget you can avoid that awful, heart sinking feeling that occurs when your pet is missing or on the lam. Don’t forget to look up in the trees when you have a fix.
It costs £ 99 ($146) at the time of this writing. There is also a £ 7 ($10) monthly subscription fee which is a standard business practice in these kinds of products.
If the expense is too high, another option that doesn’t have GPS capabilities but does let the shelters and animal control people know who owns the animal and has their contact information is a microchip. Read about that option in the helpful comparison in the article GPS Collars vs. Microchip Implants for Pets.
Read more about one of these devices and buy one if you desire from the PawTrack website. Also included in this system is a boundary setting capability and a long life feature. Their website doesn’t list the range of their product so you might want to inquire about that with them.