Reunion Stories

Do you have a recovery story to share with us? Your comments and feedback are extremely important to us and we welcome any contribution that you may want to make. We'll also list a number of them on our web site, for all newcomers to see. Please send us your story along with a picture of your loved pet to and we will publish it on our website.

Naughty Lunar turns up 50km from home

Our naughty Bengal “Lunar” escaped from her enclosure on the evening of 13th April. She has never done this before. We didn’t discover she was missing until breakfast time the following morning. We live in an acreage estate backing onto a park. We spent several days searching the neighbourhood and the park. We did letterbox drops, listed her on the local lost pet page on Facebook, notified the local vets, the pound and the RSPCA. It seemed Lunar had vanished into thin air! A week went by and we were hopeful she would turn up on a neighbours yard. Then another week went by and we were worried that she could have come to some peril down in the park, as there are snakes and all sorts of wildlife amongst the bushland. Then another week passed and we had all but lost hope of getting our pretty girl back. Eventually, 24 days later, just as we were about to walk out the door to work, the phone rang. Lunar had been handed in to a vet over 50 km away! She had spent the night on the persons roof, before coming down the next morning. The people took her to the vet, who scanned her microchip & called us. Lunar was in perfect health, almost 1 kg lighter in weight after her big adventure. If only she could talk! Since coming home, Lunar has been happy to be a house cat and has eaten enough for 3 cats each day and appreciates cuddles more than ever!
-- Jennifer

Zoe's Back Home

Zoe joined us back in Feb 2009 and I took her down to the vet for her first check up and immunisations etc. While I was there my vet asked if I wanted to get her microchipped and I thought about it and decided to get it done. About a week later, I dropped my daughter at home after school and went to the shops. While out I got a call from my daughter saying "Zoe's not here, she's disappeared!" I told her to calm down, thinking that she was just hiding in the backyard somewhere. When I got home, after much searching, I realised that Zoe was in fact missing. While I was trying to work out what to do, the home phone rang and it was the local vet (not my usual one) asking if I had lost a puppy? They'd scanned her and found her chip and got my details! On collection, the vet advised me that two teenage girls had brought her in, saying their little brother had found her on the nature strip on his way home from school.
Thanks to the microchip and the registry we have Zoe back and now she's having a great time with us again and hanging out with our cat Belle. Sometimes they even play…..until Belle decides she's had enough, that is!


From the Heart of Dixie

Hello, my name is Dixie and this is my story………
A very long time ago (in 2001), sometime after I was born, a young family came to my kennel in Moe Victoria and took me home.  This was a bit of a surprise as I had been specially bred for my facial markings and was going to be a show dog, but my teeth weren’t quite right for a show dog. There were two young boys to play with me and we were going to have lots of fun growing up together.  They were very noisy and active which suited me as I am a Fox Terrier and just love to run and play like them. One day I went to the Vet and came home later very sore and sorry for myself. I had stitches on my belly and wasn't allowed to lick myself in the area.  

The Dodger.... not so Artful after all !!

Dear Central Animal Records,
I am very happy to advise that Dodger has been found!
He wandered into a Council stray cat trap (not so Artful since he easily fell into a trap)! He was no doubt drawn in by the food and spent the night there. The trapped cat(s) were sent to the animal welfare shelter and, at around 5pm, I was called and advised that Dodger was there – safe and sound.

A Much Appreciated Thank You Message from Wendy!

I would just like to acknowledge and thank you for the following:
 1. Your staff member Katie for being so helpful and responsive. She went beyond her duty and found out that my second dog was registered on another registry and gave me their number to check with them….I have also had similar excellent service  from CAR in the past when I have needed to update my details.
2. The new email sent on the anniversary of pet registration with CAR that reminds people to ensure their records are accurate – what a good idea and it reminds everyone to ensure that their details are up to date  - what a good idea – so thankyou for that as generally it is like a “set and forget” thing.
I have made a donation to your organisation and included a photo of Reggie.

Kind regards

The "Rocket" Has Landed

On Christmas 2006 we got our little British Short Hair kitten, Rocket. She was an indoor cat and loved running up and down the hallway at lightning speed. She was loved by all but, as she got older, she developed a very nasty habit of peeing in my Dad's shoes!! This was an obvious sign Rocket and my Dad did not get on. Four years later, in 2010, we reluctantly moved Rocket outside because my Dad was tired of buying new shoes. Since she had been an indoor cat her whole life she totally hated this new situation! So after one week she ran away. She was gone for two and half years!

Central Animal Records Passes 2 Million Pet Milestone

Dr Scott Ison of Deniliquin Veterinary Clinic has implanted the microchip into the 2 millionth animal to be recorded on the National animal registry, Central Animal Records. Snookie is a Great Dane-cross pup who was implanted as part of a litter of 12 puppies and was found to be "Pet Number 2,000,000" on the nationally-accredited animal registry. Like many veterinary clinics and animal welfare groups throughout Australia, Deniliquin Veterinary Clinic have been implanting Trovan microchips registered with Central Animal Records for many years! Central Animal Records was the first national microchip registry in Australia and provides a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week animal recovery service for lost or stolen companion animals including not only dogs and cats, but also horses, birds and even reptiles! And, amazingly, Central Animal Records has now been responsible for reuniting over 500,000 lost or injured animals with their owners!

Missing Chinese Crested Dog

On Tuesday April 2nd 2013 there was a serious motor vehicle accident on the Hume Highway near Benalla VIC. A car and dog trailer carrying 6 award winning Chinese Crested Dogs was hit by a semi trailer. All 6 dogs escaped. Five have been found and are recovering well, however one young girl named Cyan is still missing.
The area near the accident scene has been extensively searched to no avail. Several media outlets have been contacted, door knocks have been conducted, flyers handed out and posted in several places in nearby towns. Social media pages are buzzing with her story.
She may have travelled a vast distance, or perhaps been picked up by a passing motorist. We are trying to do everything we can to help Cyans story reach a wider audience.
Cyans owners are distraught, as are her doggy pals that just want their friend home.
She is microchipped and all her details are current.

One Lucky Kitten!!

I was relocating for a job from country Shepparton VIC  to Perth WA. My cats (x 2 – 8 months and  6 1/2 years) were flown over 1 week before myself – the kitten to a friend and the other to a cattery. Also, I happened to be staying with another friend in Perth for a few months (who has a cat and unable to accommodate mine) as I was waiting to move into another place.
A few days before I was to commence  my new job I received a ph call from a vet stating they had my kitten. (all thanks to the microchip and my mobile ph contact).   Apparently, my kitten wandered outside from my friends house,  unbeknown to them, and the neighbours great Dane chased and mauled her. (these dogs were trained to chase rabbits)  The kitten had been lying injured for 24 hours  - probably hiding and dragging herself around – until she couldn’t any longer, exhausted.