We would like to thank CAR for reuniting us with our 12 y.o. Jack Russell, Cassie. We live in Arcadia just south of Shepparton, having moved from Melbourne in 2010. We had gone to Tasmania on the 25th January for a wedding, leaving Cassie at home with a trusted neighbour feeding her and checking on her. The yard is secure. As we were leaving our accommodation on 28th January to return home I had a call from an operator at CAR. Cassie had somehow got out and been picked up about 10kms away darting in and out of traffic on the Goulburn Valley Highway.
My Husband works away, my son’s and I were travelling out to see him and spotted a Miniture Dachshund running down the highway in the middle of nowhere about 8pm at night (we still had 2 hours to travel to our destination). She had no collar and was very happy to see us. We took her with us planning on trying to find her owner and reunite them. We had a stumpty tail blue cattle dog and were happy with that. Turns out she was micro-chipped the previous owner didn’t want her back they had bread her and were trying to find her a new owner, nobody knows how she got where we found her, the previous owner was happy to take her back and continue looking to rehouse her. Over the weekend we had fallen completely in love with her.
"Matty went for a walk on the 1st of December 2010 and never returned home. I had searched and searched and we all grieved thinking the worst had happened. We were giving up hope of ever finding him - especially after we moved 2 months ago from where he went missing. He had been missing for two years to the day when someone found him wandering and took him to the Lilydale Vet Clinic. They scanned for a microchip and since my mobile number has not changed for more than 10 years, they were able to ring me. At first I was confused when they said that they had my cat. I said 'Oh No.....is Tig OK ?'
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!