Did you hear the news today about a the lost and happily reunited pet? A Sprocker Spaniel went missing in Chessington, Kingston-upon-Thames about 6 years ago and because the dog was microchipped the owners were alerted by a Vets close to Reading. I love a happy ending, don’t you?
I recently photographed a lovely cat who is now 18 years old and still going strong who had a similar story. Buster went missing in July 2006 when his owners were still living in the Pantiles. This was before social media where you can quickly post a search post in Facebook! Do you remember those times? Emma, the owner, put posters up, put leaflets through doors and put an ad in the Courier! When I asked Emma what particular action had the most results, she said placing the ad in the Courier, sadly this also led her to many wild goose chases and crushed hopes!
After a year they moved house having accepted to never see Buster again. Buster was never forgotten, but as time passed they took in two rescue cats.
Fast forward to January 2012 and Emma receives a phone call from a Vet about 15 miles away who found Buster, identified by his Microchip. Yeah! Another lost and happily reunited furry friend!
Here is Emma’s top tip: Keep your Microchip details up to date and don’t give up looking!
As Busters story was published in a local paper, Emma was contacted by the family Buster lived with for 5 years. They loved him dearly and looked after him very well.
Busters story was also published in Pettales in the Telegraph in January 2012.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to Buster the Newspaper Celebrity!
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