Tag: missing

“Abandoned”?

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…

The case of the stolen Doberman

A girlfriend of mine, Kirsten, once bought a purebred Doberman called Traddles. At the time, microchipping was relatively new and was not well known in the community as a form of pet identification. However, Kirsten’s father, who was a vet, saw the value in microchipping and so microchipped Traddles.

Kirsten and Traddles enjoyed two years together until, one unfortunate day, Kirsten came home to find that Traddles was missing. She…

Charlie the kitten

Charlie the kitten was adopted from The Lost Dogs´ Home approximately 12 months ago. He was equipped with an National Pet Register tag and a microchip.

Charlie’s owner, Rebecca, adored Charlie, however unfortunately one day Charlie went missing. Rebecca and her family called everyone possible: the local council, The Lost Dogs´ Home and other shelters, and also put up posters. Alas, Charlie could not be found anywhere.

Approximately 12 weeks later Rebecca…