Here’s why micro-chipping your cat does not always get them back when found

Fred and Gino

Micro-chipping your cat is considered to be the default situation in developed countries in 2023. It’s a necessity. It’ll become a legal obligation in the UK. That’s all well and good. But micro-chipping doesn’t always end with the happy reunion of lost cat and owner even when the cat has been found. Fred’s story …

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How secure is the human-to-cat relationship?

How secure is the human-to-cat relationship?

The caption to the picture below on the Reddit.com website is: “Our cat went missing October 2020. The animal shelter called and he is home. Pinch me I’m dreaming”. Another wandering cat is found and returned home. It is not uncommon. There are tens of thousands of stories of domestic cats being “lost” and …

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Woman recovers the bodies of cats hit by cars and reunites them with their owners

Trinity and Natalie

UK – NEWS AND COMMENT: Natalie Bennett is a star because she does something that a lot of people can’t do. She recovers the dead bodies of cats hit by cars and reunites them with their owners. At first, she was a bit squeamish about it but she now focuses on the good aspects …

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Homeowner throws away the body of a neighbour’s cat who died in their backyard

Milly

We know how indoor/outside cats wander into neighbours’ gardens. They don’t go that far very often. And in this instance an elderly male cat (19) with a female name, Milly, wandered into a neighbour’s garden to sunbathe and died peacefully in the sun. Milly had a good life at his home near Kingsway in …

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Checking a cat for a microchip at home (and reuniting a lost cat with owner)

Pet microchipping

It is possible to check a cat for a microchip at home. You don’t have to rely on a veterinarian. I am referring to the situation when you find a stray cat and you want to check for a microchip to find out whether the cat has an owner and is lost. If the …

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Media frenzy at Portland Airport as cat reunited with owner after five years (video)

Sasha a cat reunited with owner after being found 1,200 miles away. Photo: Santa Fe shelter video screenshot.

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society quite correctly and wisely managed to create a media frenzy of sorts at Portland International Airport (presumed) as Sasha, a placid cat, was reunited with her human guardian after five years apart. The media activity was orchestrated by Murad Kirdar who is the shelter’s public relations consultant. …

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