A missing Pennsylvania cat was discovered in New York.
A cat that had been missing for three months in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has been found.
And where was he discovered? In Fort Plain, New York, over 200 miles away.
According to UPI, Dex, a lovely black cat, was spotted wandering around the neighborhood for several days before being taken to an animal shelter by a Fort Plain resident.
The shelter scanned the slinky feline for a microchip and was surprised to discover that Dex wasn’t a stray, but rather a long-lost domesticated pet (though you could almost say Dex was still led astray).
“When Dex first arrived at the shelter, we cleaned him up and went to see if he had a microchip,” the Montgomery County SPCA writes on Facebook. “We were happy to see that he did, and all of his family’s address and information was in the system.”
The family was notified thanks to the microchip and came to pick up their long-lost cat on Wednesday.”
“Dex’s story demonstrates the importance of microchipping pets,” the post continues.
A miniature microchip encased in a tiny glass bead is inserted beneath an animal’s skin for a small fee.
When the chip is scanned, it emits a signal that is linked to a unique identifier stored in a national database.
“Thanks to these chips, pets have been found after being separated for months and hundreds of miles.”
So, if you’re thinking about implanting a microchip in your pet, perhaps this story will help you weigh your options.