Saturday, October 8, 2011

#Dog #found 3,000 miles away & two years later: #microchip

I'm so glad I have a microchip. 

West Sacramento dog found in Florida
 Sacramento Bee, Sep. 29, 2011A dog gone two years from its West Sacramento, CA, home has been found in  Brandon, Florida, over 3,000 miles away.          
     Cooper, the male chihuahua-whippet, will be flown nearly 3,000 miles from Florida to Sacramento International Airport on Monday to be re-united with Cody Baetge.                                                                                                In October 2009 a gardener left a gate open and that was the last the family saw of Cooper until he was found last week by two people in Brandon, Fla. The good samaritans took the dog to Care Animal Hospital where veterinary clinic staff scanned the dog and found a microchip under the pooch's skin.                           
     A call was made to HomeAgain, a pet recovery service. Cooper's microchip had been enrolled with contact information in the HomeAgain database.                                                               
     A HomeAgain press release said that Cooper will be returned to Cody, now 16, and his family. Cody, according to HomeAgain, did not want another dog, only wanting Cooper to return.                                                                                                               My reactions: another fine reason for #microchipping your dog and how did the Chihuahua and the whippet ever mate in the first place??
“People teach their dogs to sit; it's a trick. I've been sitting my whole life, and a dog has never looked at me as though he thought I was tricky.”  Mitch Hedberg

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