(Kennel Club Press Release) A three year old dog from Cambridgeshire travelled 50 miles while missing, before being reunited with her loving family thanks to her microchip and the help of Petlog, the UK’s largest lost and found database for microchipped pets.
Becks, a Yorkshire/Cairn Terrier cross, disappeared from her home in Huntingdon on 2nd September and her owner, Tracey Hunter and her three children did all they could to try and find her.
Speaking about Becks, Tracey said: “As soon as she went missing, I phoned Petlog and alerted them that she was missing and they put a missing dog alert out for me. We searched the whole of our town but nothing, not one sighting. We then started a missing pet advert on Facebook in the hope of finding her. My daughter Ellie (pictured) has a special bond with Becks and was completely heartbroken when she went missing.”
After three days, Becks was thankfully handed in at a vet surgery more than 50 miles away in St Albans, where her microchip was scanned and the microchip database, Petlog, was able to provide the details to help reunite Becks with her family again.
Tracey continued: “We got a call at 11pm to say she had been found, through her microchip, in St Albans. I was astonished as it is a two hour drive and no way could she have walked that far. If she hadn’t been handed in, I truly believe she would have not survived as the area is extremely busy with roads everywhere.
“I am extremely thankful to Petlog and Medivet in St Albans for looking after my Becks and contacting me straight away, even though it was so late at night. I cannot praise microchipping highly enough and know if it wasn’t for that little chip we wouldn’t have her back with us now.”
Celia Walsom, Executive at Petlog said: “We couldn’t be more delighted that Petlog was able to help reunite Becks with her family. The case is a fitting reminder that without a microchip, and if Tracey hadn’t kept her contact details up to date, we could never have brought them back together and Becks would not have made it home.”
If you would like to find out more about microchipping your pet, visit the Petlog website.