My son & his partner were in the process of moving house. There was an interim period when they weren't able to have their staffy living with them, so Sophie came to live with my husband & me for 2 months. We have a good secure yard, escape-proof for any dog . . . . except Sophie.
We were distraught to return home one day to find her missing. We produced flyers, advertised in the paper & on radio.
One day I received a phone call from a friend inviting me over on some odd pretence. I was elated to be greeted at the door by dear Sophie. My friend had found her and taken her to the vet in the hope she was micro-chipped. Micro-chip located and the owner contacted. My friend was then handed the phone so she could explain where she lived. She recognised my son's voice and the happy reunion was organised.
So grateful for this service. Thank You!
We lost Puccini about 3 years ago. She just disappeared. We thought she was dead but had the hope someone was looking after her. We moved out of the area 6 months ago. RSPCA called me on last Sunday afternoon to say that they had found her and it all went well from there. She was found in our old street. Probably returning to what she knew as home, but we weren't there. We picked Puccini up from the RSPCA and it was like she never left. She recognised me instantly and is the loving cat we remember. I can't believe she has been gone for 3 years. All I can say is thanks to being microchipped we were reunited.
Here is a photo of our lovely Puccini in all her glory. Regards Rossina
As we know, in some States ALL dogs and cats must be microchipped and, even in States where this is not compulsory, many dogs and cats are also microchipped. Consequently, most (hopefully all!!) veterinarians, animal welfare shleters and Council officers routinely check for a microchip when presented with a stray dog or cat. But please remember that many pet birds, reptiles, rabbits and guinea pigs are also microchipped in the hope that it will and should improve the chances of these loved and valued pets being returned home. This reminder is to everyone to take any of these pets if found to your local veterinarian or Council so that they can be also reminded to check for the presence of a microchip and hopefully help ensure they are back with their owners as soon as possible.
No one likes their mobile ringing in the middle of the night. 99% of the time, its bad news. My phone went off at 12.36AM and I was sound asleep. A very calm, collected voice on the other end of the phone introduced herself, obviously taking into account that I wasn't completely with it, and told me that a lady by the name of Judy, had my dog, Goza. Very confused, as she had been sleeping soundly in her kennel just a few hours ago, I took down the details and thanked her. I went searching for my wayward beast, and sure enough, there was no sign of her.