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 info@car.com.au and we will publish it on our website.

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
Wendy
 

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.

ANOTHER HITCH-HIKING CASSIE

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.
 

Our Cassie

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.

This is Matty and Jo

"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 ?'