Missy the Ragdoll was brought into Vetwest Clarkson to be sterilised after being rehomed. Prior to surgery, a routine examination of Missy was conducted and revealed that Missy had in fact a microchip in placed which her new owners were not aware of. After checking the national database Missy's family was located and contacted.
The family was initially very surprised to find out that Missy was alive and well, and had turned up at the vet hospital. Missy had been missing for over 2 years! The family was very excited to be reunited with their special little girl.
Missy's special story emphasises the importance of microchipping your pet if they are ever lost or stolen. A microchip is the only permanent form of identification. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and implantation takes a few moments to perform. The procedure is very safe and your pet will feel little pain.
Once done, your pet's details and your contact including address and phone numbers are entered into a national database. Therefore, making it easier to get your pet home if they are ever lost or stolen.
If you are interested in getting your pet microchipped please contact your nearest Vetwest Animal Hospital to arrange an appointment.