When vet Lucy Feather’s cat Ruby went missing, she was utterly distraught. And when seven weeks passed since she last saw her beloved long-haired tortoiseshell, Lucy feared the worst.
Lucy understood the importance of pet microchipping and Ruby was microchipped at a young age, which gave Lucy hope. She never gave up looking for Ruby but realised that the longer time went on, the slimmer the chances of finding her became. But, incredibly, the pair have now been reunited after Ruby was found stuck in a cat trap, and traced back to Lucy through her microchip.
The Importance of Microchipping Pets
Lucy said: “Ruby had been caught in a cat trap near where we live so she was never very far away!
“Her fur was matted and she was a bit smelly but hadn’t lost too much weight and is recovering really well.
“I’m absolutely over the moon to have her back – and it just goes to underline the importance of having your pet microchipped.”
Microchipping means that your pet can be traced if it goes missing and is something all pet owners should consider, especially if, like Ruby, they like to play out. As well as enabling a quick return home for a lost and found pet, microchipping means owners can be contacted swiftly if an animal is found injured. Vets, most rehoming centres and local councils have scanners that read microchips so they can contact you if your pet is found. Don’t forget to keep your contact details up to date so they are accurate on the national database. Microchipping is a very simple procedure which involves implanting a chip the size of a grain of rice between your pet’s shoulder blades.
At Calder Vets we offer microchipping services for a range of animals, from dogs and cats to ferrets. Visit the Calder Vets website for advice on microchipping your pet, how the procedure works and where to get your pet microchipped, or if you have any further questions, you can also call us on 01924 465 592.