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 reason being: the owner had been travelling on the Hume highway near Moss Vale heading back to Sydney (an hour and a half away). Unfortunately they were involved in a serious car accident and as a result the cat (which was in a cat cage in the car) escaped.
After two weeks the owner of the cat had given up all hope of ever seeing her pet again. Needless to say there was one very happy owner reunited with a very happy (and lucky!) cat because of a microchip.