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Cat Reunited Thanks to Help of Microchip

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — For many of us, our pets are our family members. So when one goes missing, it can be devastating, but something as tiny as a piece of rice can make for a happy ending.

When Caribou came to the Dakin Humane Society, she spurred an investigation which ended today in a happy reunion between pet and owner, all because of a tiny computer chip no bigger than a grain of rice.

“She was actually brought to Dakin Humane Society by a good samaritan, who found her and when she came she had a microchip and that chip was scanned, which any animal control or animal shelter or animal hospital will do when an animal comes in as a stray,” says Candy Lash from Dakin.

That microchip holds valuable information like their name, phone number, address and even their veterinarian.

So if you come across a lost animal, you should bring it to a shelter like Dakin or a vet.

Lash adds, “Nearly 100% of animals that are lost that are microchipped and end up in an animal shelter or animal control or an animal hospital are able to be reunited with their family.”

Caribou’s owner couldn’t agree more with the small price to pay for the chip when it means being reunited with your furry friend.

“Yes! I’m very thrilled to get her back. I’m so glad that she was microchipped and that we were able to get her back.”

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  • shanirv

    What about the ones who don’t have a chip? I brought a stray to a vet and it had no chip and was told I couldn’t leave it with them. I ended up taking in the kitten myself because animal shelter said they had to many cats already and it would be put to sleep. After putting up signs with no response I felt I had no choice. Is there any place that help cats who ate lost any more with out killing them?