A family in Kansas has been reunited with their lost cat after it went missing three years ago. The cat, named Sarin, was found by an animal shelter in Durango, Colorado, who tracked down her owners through her microchip. Initially, the shelter workers assumed the owners hadn’t updated their address when the microchip showed an address in Kansas. The family was shocked to hear that Sarin had reappeared after such a long time and eagerly awaited her return.
The shelter workers faced the challenge of transporting Sarin back to Kansas. They reached out to American Airlines, who agreed to transport the cat free of charge. After a tearful reunion with the family, it is still unknown how Sarin ended up almost 700 miles away from home. One theory suggests that she may have hopped on trucks or hid in the axis of wheels of cars. Regardless of the journey, the microchip played a crucial role in reuniting Sarin with her family.
This heartwarming story emphasizes the importance of microchipping pets and keeping the associated contact information up to date. While microchips cannot track a pet’s location, they serve as crucial identifiers. In cases like Sarin’s, where the cat ended up far from home, a microchip enables shelters to reunite lost pets with their owners. However, if contact information is not updated, shelters may struggle to reach the rightful owners, leading to the adoption process starting instead.