“My cat doesn’t need a microchip. She never goes outside.”
“My dog doesn’t need a microchip. He’s always with me.”
Willow is a beautiful tortoise-shell-colored cat who never, ever went outside.
Until the contractors working on the Squires family home left a door open.
Willow would have a story to tell if cats could talk. You see, the Squires live in Colorado. Willow was found on East 20th Street in New York City. 1600 miles and five years later.
Mom Jamie Squires is a believer in microchipping: “All our pets are microchipped. If I could microchip my kids, I would.”
Pets can disappear in the blink of an eye on a trip around town, during an automobile accident or right from home. Simple and inexpensive, a microchip can reconnect a family and its beloved pet in the instant it takes to scan the body.
The Squires family is savvy, too. After Willow disappeared, they moved about ten miles away. Having notified the microchip database of their new address, it was easy to make the connection when she reappeared in New York.
It is also important to update one’s phone numbers if they change, too.
Willow’s is neither the longest nor the farthest microchip reunion. Read here about Brindle, missing for ten years and reunited with his happy owner.
MyPetsDoctor.com recommends the AVID microchip.
See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.