[Article from New York Post, 16 July 2008]
Rocco and Natalie, reunited after 5 years
When her beagle, Rocco, squeezed himself under the backyard gate and disappeared into the streets of Queens, 5-year-old Natalie Villacis refused to believe – as her parents reluctantly told her – that she would never see the puppy again.
That was in 2003.
Last weekend, Rocco…
[Feature article from Moreland Leader, 26 May 08]
Moreland Council has changed its procedures for handling dead pets after a Glenroy family’s dog was dumped at a tip in January.
The procedure overhaul followed a Leader report that microchipped pets without registration tags found dead on Moreland streets were dumped at Epping tip, with families left in the dark (Leader, January 21).
In a council report, city…
A member of the public brought an “abandoned” cat to the shelter claiming that the cat was very friendly (which it was) and stating that the cat had arrived on her doorstep last night. The person lived on an isolated farm and assumed that the cat had been dumped by some irresponsible owner.
The cat was scanned and a microchip was found. When we contacted the owner they were ecstatic. The…
[Article from the Brimbank Leader, 8 April 2008]
Pet owner Ray Welsh has a lasting reminder of the time his beloved dog Stimpy went missing in Brimbank.
Mr Welsh was so sure the mastiff-cross boxer had been hit by a car after he escaped from his Deer Park back yard that he had the dog’s name tattooed on his chest.
Four months on, and thanks to a…
[Feature article from The Lost Dogs´ Home Newsletter, Autumn 2007]
Marmalade with owner Allegra
Cats are well known for staying out later than they should, but we reckon that Marmalade, a member of the Strauss family in East Brunswick, takes the prize as the longest absentee of this century.
That’s not hard to figure, since…