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Microchips Are a Pet’s Ticket Home

Day in and day out we see lost animals coming through our doors. We so badly want to get them back to their owners, but sometimes we just have to wait for the owners to come to us. If  all of the animals that came through our doors had microchips, we could have them back home that very day.

Below is a story out of San Diego’s CBS 8 on a cat that made it home after 7 years all thanks to a microchip.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Talk about an unforgettable holiday reunion.

A cat that went missing from her home in Phoenix seven years ago and ended up here in San Diego has now been reunited with her original owner in Arizona.

Tricia Osterman couldn’t contain her emotions as she was reunited with her cat Sophia. The feline was turned over to the San Diego Humane Society by a family that could no longer take care of her.

Sophia was microchipped, which led the Humane Society to her original owner.

“I was in disbelief. How does that happen? How does a cat come up seven years later from Phoenix to San Diego?” Osterman said. “It’s a Christmas miracle right now.”

There was no word on how Sophia ended up in San Diego in the first place. All that matters to Tricia is that she has her beloved cat back home.

Megan is a female, brown tabby Domestic Shorthair. She is about 1 year old, and she has been at the Humane Society since October 29, 2013. Megan loves to be petted!
Ashton is a male, gray tabby Domestic Shorthair, who is 1 year old. Ashton has been at the Humane Society since July 30, 2013. Ashton is easy to overlook because of his shyness, but if you are slow and quiet he warms up and enjoys a good scratch!

What makes this so special is the bond that these two cats have cultivated throughout the past 7-8 months. What we are requesting is to find a home that would take both of these sweethearts. Please help us spread the word and find that special person willing to give these two shy kitties a home. We guarantee that house will be filled with love!

We really want these two to go home together so their adoption fees have been cut in half – $120 for both of these sweet cats. The adoption fee of $120 includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, free veterinarian visit, and microchip implantation. For more information on Ashton & Megan,  or other adoptable animals, please call 805 646-6505. You can meet them Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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