Back on December 14, 2012 I wrote a blog entitled “I Will Name This Animal…Dog”. The blog was about a dog that protected a little two-year-old boy that wandered away from his home. At the end of the blog I indicated I would one day write about cats in order to appease my feline loving readers. Well, that day has arrived. The story below does not include a cat that saved anyone’s life, but it is a story about tenacity and an amazing sense of direction:
A couple who live in West Palm Beach lost their cat while they were on vacation. The cat became afraid of some fireworks going off near their motor home and ran out the door. The couple spent days handing out flyers and working with local authorities to find their cat named Holly, but eventually they had to abandon all hope and head back home.
Then it happened. Two months after the distraught couple lost their pet, a neighbor saw a sickly looking skinny cat wander into her yard. The neighbor said the cat was so weak that she couldn’t even meow. The neighbor took the cat to the vet, where she was scanned for a microchip. Sure enough, the microchip was there. The owners were stunned, elated, and a bit apprehensive when they received the phone call. Stunned because they had given up hope of ever seeing their beloved animal again. Elated because they were about to be reunited with their loving pet. Apprehensive because if this was Holly, she had somehow just endured a 200 mile trek back home. Well it looks like the microchip did it’s job and Holly the cat was reunited with her owners.
If you own a copy of my first book, Donovan’s Law, turn to Chapter 12 and read the role microchips may play in our future…
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