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Rescue charity finds a stray cat: At the vet’s, the incredible truth is revealed

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It’s heart breaking when a pet goes missing. But if this story about a 'stray' cat can teach us anything, it’s that you should never give up the search.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the , Updated on the

At the end of 2021, a rescue group found a stray cat in the French countryside. 

Rescuers took the animal to the vet’s for a check-up. That’s when they discovered he wasn’t a stray at all: He had a microchip! 

Truth about stray cat

But everyone was in shock when they called the owners and found out that “Happy” the cat hadn’t been with his family for 8 years! Indeed, the ginger cat had gone missing when he was only 18 months of age.

Though he was found 140 kilometres away from home, his family didn’t hesitate a single second to go pick him up. 

The importance of microchipping

No-one knows what happened to Happy during all this time, but no matter. Thanks to his rescuers, he’s now back with the people who love him, in a nice warm house, ready to stay comfy and cosy all winter.

Let this be your reminder that microchipping is essential! Happy trails, Happy.

See also: Owner shocked when she finds out where her missing cat was for the past 6 years

 
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