When a beloved family pet goes missing, it's natural to be consumed with worry about them, and of course, about finding them. Every time the phone rings, comes the hope for the happy news that they've been found.
And after you've tried everything possible to find and bring them home, if you are unsuccessful, you must find a way to move on with a normal life. But you always look for them. You never give up or lose hope of their joyful return.
The Wallis family in Missouri received the call this week that they had waited for since July 5.
Their golden retriever, Honey, ran off while staying with family in Cuba, Missouri. They were heartbroken to go home without her. Amazingly, she was over 600 miles away in LaGrange, Georgia when they received the news that she was found and ready to come home.
How and why she ended up there, no one will probably ever know.
Before she was about to be adopted out to a family in Alabama, a second scan for a microchip proved to be fruitful. One was found, and they realized she already had a family.
A microchip, only the size of a grain of rice, was the answer to their prayers.
Microchips are not foolproof since they don't always show up with the first scan, which is why shelters should check more than once to be sure before adopting out an animal. But they are one of the most important tools in bringing your missing pet back home. You must keep your info updated so they can easily be tracked to you. They have helped identify stolen and lost pets years after they went missing.
Everyone hopes to never find themselves in this situation, but microchip your pet to safeguard against losing them for good. This happy family has to credit a microchip for their happy ending. Without it, they may have never seen or heard from Honey again. Read more about microchips here.
Watch the happy reunion for yourself here.
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