Charlie, a shih-tzu, went missing back in March, 2012. Susan Owens, Charlie's owner, was heartbroken, wondering what had become of her precious family member.
Charlie has now been found after almost two years. He was turned in to Greenville County Animal Care Services, a high-kill shelter in upstate South Carolina, on January 24. Because Charlie was microchipped, the shelter staff was able to contact his owner and reunite them.
This just goes to show one of the many benefits of microchipping. GCACS offers a microchipping clinic every Tuesday night from 5p.m.-7p.m. The cost is only $10. That's a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes in knowing you've protected your pet in every way possible.
A dog or cat doesn't necessarily have to pull a "Houdini" and slip out the back door to become lost. Many are lost after a fire, a natural disaster or an automobile accident (as in the case of Baby Girl last week).
Be sure to have your pets microchipped, and keep the information up to date. The shelter will give you information on how to do that when the procedure is done.
Please share this article with your friends. We hear so many distressing stories about missing pets. It's nice to know one little dog has been reunited with his family.