There are tons of stories online that show the effectiveness of microchipping your pets. They may not offer a full guarantee that a lost dog or cat will be returned, but they offer a better chance of them coming back home. It is also solid proof of pet ownership.
There are even stories about dogs that have been lost for years, and they were still returned to their owners because someone finally scanned them. And no matter how far your dog strays away from you, the chip helps identify where they came from and how to get in touch with their owner.
Just like this dog from Texas who was found in Oklahoma.
470 miles away
Luna Rose was six years old when Susan Ray adopted her from the Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue. The German Shepherd was a great addition to her growing family of rescue dogs. Luna Rose got on well with Susan’s other dogs and enjoyed life with her new family.
As a dog lover, Susan made sure that all of her rescues are given enough affection and all the care that they need. She spends most part of her day devoted to her pets. And when she is away or unavailable, she makes it certain that someone is there for them.
Three months after adopting Luna Rose, Susan went on a vacation and got a dog sitter to look after her pets. But barely after she left, she received a call very early in the morning from the sitter. She said that Luna Rose was missing.
Like most responsible dog owners, Susan started searching for the dog. She peppered Facebook with photos of Luna Rose and pleaded for help in finding her. She also gave out flyers and put up posters. But six months passed, and there was still no word about Luna Rose.
Until a call 470 miles away came one day.
Sara Zink and her husband Micah were driving on Czech Hall Road when they saw a dog walking in the middle of the street. Cars were dodging the pooch, trying hard to not hit her. The couple stopped their car to get the dog off the road, and amazingly, she went straight to them and hopped inside.
After feeding the dog and cleaning her up, they took her to a Petco to have her scanned for a microchip. They were relieved to discover that she had one. They were able to get Susan’s contact details and got in touch with her.
Susan was shocked to hear that her dog was in Oklahoma. They were never able to discover how that happened.
But in any case, all that mattered was that Luna Rose is now happily back home. Susan says she feels blessed and is so grateful that her beloved pooch is back with her again.
Source: Sara Zink via Facebook