Latest Microchip implant Stories
Animals shelter officials housing lost pets that had been implanted with a microchip were able to find the owners in almost three out of four cases in a recently published national study.
Microchipping allowed a cat in England to be reunited with its owners after it disappeared for three weeks, the cat's owners said. Cindy and Tim Whitbread of the Isle of Wight, England, got a telephone call from Chris Archibald of the Yorkshire resort of Whitby -- 300 miles away -- to say she had Geoffrey, their cat, the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The Whitbreads said they believe Geoffrey, a Bengal cat, must have jumped into the luggage compartment of one of the many vehicles that...
A pet tortoise rescued from a busy highway in southern England has been nicknamed Freeway. John Formby of Worthing, on the Sussex coast, spotted the animal, at first thinking it was a piece of trash, The Independent reported.
A California man who was reunited with his beloved pug said while the dog seems to have had a rough four years on her own, she is adjusting to home life. Richard Rodriguez, 56, of Santa Ana, said he and his wife, Josie, were heartbroken when Pearl the pug puppy disappeared from their yard five years ago and, as time went on, they spent less time looking for their beloved puppy, which they assumed had been stolen, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Wednesday. However, Rodriguez said...
An English couple are campaigning for legal restrictions on pet pythons after their cat ended up as a meal for a neighbor's pet snake. Martin and Helen Wadey of Bristol said their cat, a 4-year-old tabby named Wilbur, was eaten by a python allowed to roam in the neighbor's garden, The Times of London reported Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco SPCA (www.sfspca.org), the city's leading privately supported, non-profit animal welfare organization, has launched its online guide for summer health and safety.
A British woman said she has been reunited with a pet cat that disappeared from her home six years ago. Amy Turnbull, 34, said she put up posters after Allsort the cat went missing from her home in Swindon, England, in 2003 but eventually came to believe she would never see the missing feline again, The Sun reported Thursday. It was one of the worst days of my life when I realized Allsort had gone.
-- "Peaches" Honored Along with Connecticut State Police K-9 Heroes -- HARTFORD, Conn., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR), the nation's largest and only non-profit pet recovery service, announced today that "Peaches," a 5-month-old German Shepherd Dog from West Hartford, Connecticut, owned by Tom and Anne Decker, became its four millionth enrollee when his microchip identification number was added to its database.
A Florida man said his chihuahua that went missing last year has turned up in Ohio, about 809 miles from where he vanished. Robert Bartman, 30, said Chachi, the dog he inherited from his mother, vanished in July while visiting family members in Deltona, Fla., and resurfaced April 24 at a pet care center in Middleton, Ohio, the Gainsville (Fla.) Sun reported Tuesday. The pet care center used Chachi's implanted microchip to track down Bartman's grandmother, who in turn contacted her grandson....
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