Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A good reason to #microchip your #dog

I have a micro-chip.  Does your dog have one?
     A terrier named Seymour, who belonged to Army Infantry Specialist E4 Ryan Rivera, stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, was found over 1,000 miles away in Madera, CA.  
     With the help of volunteers and a money raising effort, Seymour was reunited with Ryan Rivera, who placed the dog with a friendly family while his mother was undergoing chemotherapy and he was training for a deployment.  When Rivera returned home, the family and his dog were gone. 
     Seymour was found, bedraggled and thin, wandering the streets of Madera.  Now dog and trooper-owner have been reunited.
     It is a throat-clutching, tear-provoking story.  My take on it is: Rivera was lucky to have put a microchip in the dog, which allowed the people who found him to quickly contact SP4 Rivera, even though he was over 1,000 miles away.   
     Gizmo has a microchip, which was one of the requirements of adopting him.  Your dog should definitely have a microchip.

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