Microchip Monday: Map of Reunited Pets

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We really believe that microchips make a difference in finding lost pets. To show just how far a pet can travel, I pulled eight stories from the news and illustrated them on this map. Most of these animals were found thousands of miles away from home. None of them were wearing visible identification.  All these pets were reunited with their families because they had microchips with up-to-date information in a registry.

map of reunited pets

To read more about the individual stories of each pet, click on their name.

Do you think any of these pets would have made it home if they didn’t have a microchip?

Tell me in the comments below.

 

7 Responses

  1. Mj says:

    No, I don’t think that they would have been returned.

  2. Kim says:

    I have been missing my male Pit Bull for 3 years now he is microchiped. I sure do miss him and I hope to have a story like these soon!

  3. annell grant says:

    We are located in Casper Wyoming & recieved a call about a female pit bull, very tired, thirsty, hungry and scared. When the rescuer opened their car door she jumped right in. We got the call and picked her up. When we took her to get scanned we never imagined she lived 250 miles away in Ft. Collins Co. Her owner had put her in the care of friends while he was out of state working. When his mom was contacted, she was positive Cassie was in Ft. Collins. She put her son on the phone. Imagine his confusion when it was explained to him where his baby was now located! Without her chip we would have never been able to get her home to him!

    • Annie M says:

      That is such a great story Annell, thx for sharing. I’ll bet he was SO GLAD he had her microchipped, imagine how devastating to come home and find your dog gone. And you’re right, without any tags, his dog had a slim to none chance of ever getting home. We hear a lot of different reasons why people don’t want to microchip their pets, but you only need one reason why you should and this is it! Great work :)

  4. Here’s another story about Sarah Bella who lived in Colorado, was lost in Kansas, brought to California, and was reunited with her family because of a
    microchip! http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/08/sara-bellas-microchip-saves-the-day/