Microchip reunites lost pet found 2.5 hours from home with thankful owner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NEWMARKET, ON (NOVEMBER 16, 2012) – On the afternoon of November 2, 2012, an Australian Shepherd, named Jasper, arrived at the Provincial Education and Animal Centre (PEAC) in Newmarket. It appeared he was lost. Staff quickly scanned him to see if he had a microchip. Thankfully he did. The microchip indicated the dog lived in Norwood, a 2.5 hour drive from Newmarket.
Jasper’s owner was contacted with the number on the microchip, and it was confirmed that he did live in Norwood and that indeed Jasper was his dog! He had lost Jasper that very morning.
Jasper’s owner took the day off work to take a road trip to Newmarket from Norwood to pick up his missing companion.
“Without a microchip, Jasper’s owner probably would never have been reunited with his lost dog. Not many people would think to look for their dog in a shelter 2.5 hours away,” said Jennifer Toof, Branch Manager of PEAC. “This story of success illustrates why microchips are such a valuable tool in retrieving a lost pet.”
The Ontario SPCA urges pet owners to have their furry friend microchipped. It could make all the difference between finding your precious pet, or losing them forever.
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