This amazing story dropped into our email post this morning, adding weight to Chats du Quercy's reasons for pushing what is now french law, and why microchipping is essential for the protection of cats.
Cats Protection recently reunited a lost cat with his owner – after he had been missing for over a decade! Ginger puss, Nuts, had gone missing from his Derbyshire home in 2001 and, after desperate searches sadly resulted in nothing, his owner, Bunny McCullough had long since given up hope of seeing him again. However, in May of this year, a ginger tom was handed in to our Chesterfield & District Branch after the elderly lady who had been taking care of him passed away. A routine scan revealed a microchip and, with it, the identity of the cat – it was Nuts! He and Bunny have now been reunited in an unexpected happy ending.
Cats Protection champions micro chipping as the best way of identifying pets and, as Nuts has proved, it can be the difference between being reunited with a lost cat and never seeing him again.