RSPCA REUNITES LOST CAT WITH OWNER – 50 KILOMETRES ON
A black female cat by the name of Mushu and owned by a family in Hamilton Hill, was spotted wandering in the suburb of Hamersley last week and was handed into RSPCA WA’s Animal Care Centre in Malaga.
And as a result of the lost feline being microchipped, she was soon returned to her elated owners who couldn’t believe how far she had travelled from home.
Executive Manager of Community Engagement at RSPCA WA, Maree Daniels, explains microchipping is a simple procedure undertaken by a vet which can save a lot of heartache and costs for owners if their pet gets lost.
“It’s too late to regret not microchipping your pet once he or she has been lost,” Ms Daniels said. “Owners are far more likely to be reunited with their dog or cat if they are microchipped.
"Microchipping is mandatory for cats and dogs in Western Australia and, for those who have already microchipped their pets, it’s important to keep contact details up to date so that if you move house or change your phone number, you will still be contactable in the event your pet is found." Ms Daniels added.
Owner of Mushu - Hayley Druyts was elated to be united with her three year old mate.
"I was so upset that I had lost her and I couldn’t believe she had gone such a long way on her own from Hamilton Hill to Hamersley,” she said.
“I thought I had lost her forever and I’m so thankful that Mushu was microchipped and handed into RSPCA WA who looked after her and were able to contact me immediately."
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