We had the wonderful task of reuniting the beautiful Sadara with her owners at our Beacon Hill Surgery.
She went missing 18 months ago and after extensive searching her family had given up hope of ever seeing her again.
Three months ago they sadly moved abroad feeling they had left something behind. As luck would have it, whilst visiting family back in the U.K. for 5 days, Sadara was handed into our Beacon Hill surgery as ‘a stray’.
We immediately contacted her family through Pet Log microchip company and within 2 hours she was reunited with her very emotional owners.
This serves as a valuable reminder to microchip your much loved pets and to keep your contact details updated.
As you can see from our Godalming Vets Facebook page; we get a number of stray animals brought to us without a microchip – this makes it very difficult to trace an owner.
We also sadly see a lot of stray animals brought to us that are microchipped, but unfortunately the details are now out-of-date. If the owner has moved house and changed phone number, we have no way of tracking them down.
** A microchip with out of date details is just as bad as no microchip at all. **
If you ever change your address or phone number, please get in contact with the microchip database company to get your pet’s microchip details updated. We cannot amend the details for you.
There are several different databases for microchips. If you know your pet’s chip number, you can see what database they are registered with by going to www.check-a-chip.co.uk. This is will give you the contact telephone number of the database for you to contact.
Please take the time to check your contact details on the database today. You never know when you might need it!