Microchipping has proved itself a worthwhile investment for one family after they were reunited with their Staffordshire Bull terrier following ten years apart.
Sion Cox was only 11-years-old when his beloved pet Chance went missing, but despite putting up posters, Sion’s mother, Julie Coombes, was unable to locate their pet and the family gave up hope of seeing him again.
But 10 years later, Chance was found in a city centre underpass and taken to a dogs home, where he was scanned for a microchip.
After the scan revealed the family’s name and address, the dogs home contacted Julie and told her that Chance had been found.
She said: “We went to the dog’s home and recognised Chance straight away. It was very emotional seeing him again after 10 years, but I am certain he recognised us.”
Sion, who is now 21-years-old, was delighted to be reunited with his pet after such a long time apart. He said: “It’s crazy, I never thought he would come back, at all.”
If you would like to get your pet microchipped contact your local vet or search online for free microchipping events in your local area.