ontario SPCA, microchip, cat, reunited

Owner reunited with beloved cat after one full year apart!

ontario SPCA, microchip, cat, reunited
Representative photo: photo credit: [Paturo] Belleza callejera via photopin (license)
Amazing feel-good story of a microchip, reuniting an owner and their beloved cat after a year apart.

The Marion Vernon Memorial Clinic in Barrie had a cat come in to be fixed a few weeks ago. The people who brought the cat in had found her as a stray cat back in the fall of 2016. They took her in as their own, thinking she was just another stray cat.

When she came to the Barrie location to be spayed, the staff scanned her for a microchip, just like they scan every animal that comes there. They discovered the cat had a microchip and was already spayed. The staff contacted the microchip company and found out the microchip was registered to an address 5 hours away from where this cat had been found.

As it turns out, the owners had moved and hadn’t updated their address and phone number with the microchip company! Through some digging, the staff were able to find the owner of the cat and contact her. The owner was very excited to find she was alive and well. After a year apart, the cat and her owner were reunited, all thanks to a microchip!

Importance of microchips

Does your pet have a microchip? Each year thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across North America. Some of these animals never make it home because they can’t be identified.

Give yourself piece of  mind by having your pet microchipped. Doing this offers pet owners the only truly permanent method of identifying your pet and linking the animal back to you.

Learn more about microchips in this video!

Jul 10, 2017
by Emily Cook