Hobbes gets reunited with his family after he went missing for over a year!

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A cat named Ricardo arrived at our animal hospital when his “owner” brought him to us in need of veterinary care. Unfortunately, this “owner” then became unreachable, essentially leaving poor Ricardo abandoned. Fortunately, a routine scan for a microchip would soon change everything….

To our surprise, the scan revealed that Ricardo was, in fact, Hobbes, a cat who had been missing for over a year. Sharon, his worried mom, had never given up hope of finding him and the joy at their reunion was immeasurable!

Microchips play a critical role in reuniting lost pets with their families. Keeping your contact details current on the microchip database is equally important to a swift and successful reunion, like this one. Please take 2 minutes today to update/check your contact details with your pet’s microchip supplier.
For those currently searching for their beloved pets, take a lesson from Hobbes and his family – never give up hope.

Every day, families are reunited with their furry friends, via our incredibly dedicated team who work tirelessly to connect the dots for every stray animal admission. Keep your details up to date no matter how long ago your pet went missing, check in with our team frequently and keep the faith.  Microchips make miracles possible.

We understand that people with good intentions may take in a lost animal, believing they are providing a loving home. However, doing so is against the law and they risk causing immeasurable pain to families who are desperately searching for their missing pets. Rather bring found animals to the SPCA where they can be checked for a microchip and have the best possible chance of being returned home.

If you haven’t already, consider getting your pets microchipped today. It’s a small investment that can “speak” for your pet should the two of you ever become separated.

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