Cat reunited with owner after three weeks missing thanks to microchip

Roaming cat reunited with proprietor following name to RSPCA

A phenomenal Burmese cat has been reunited along with her proprietor in North London three weeks after going lacking, when the RSPCA have been capable of hint the pet’s homeowners through her microchip.

Tia had been seen hanging round on a patio not removed from her dwelling in Park View Highway, Neasden.

The owners referred to as the animal welfare charity on August 29 as they believed she was underweight and injured. RSPCA animal rescue officer (ARO) Philip Heyes attended the tackle to discover a completely wholesome cat, who fortunately did have her particulars registered on her microchip, so he was capable of take the cat again to her dwelling.

Philip stated: “She was really solely about 100 metres from dwelling, hanging out at a property close by. This is a superb instance of why cats ought to be microchipped, and why homeowners ought to verify all their particulars are up-to-date. You’ll be able to’t cease a cat from roaming however you will get them dwelling if their particulars are right!

“Tia’s homeowners are delighted that she’s again dwelling, and he or she’s been reunited along with her mum who lives on the identical property”.

Tia’s proprietor Sara Laub stated: “I can’t stress how vital microchipping is. There are different measures you possibly can take, however having a microchip means if she is discovered you’ve got a recourse to be reunited and that’s extremely vital.

“It was such a aid to see her once more, significantly for my daughter, Evie, 12, (pictured with Tia) who has a detailed bond along with her. Tia sleeps on her mattress each evening. Evie was immensely upset at her not being right here, it was an thrilling and particular second when Phil from the RSPCA introduced her dwelling.

“It’s all all the way down to Phil’s professionalism. He discovered a wonderfully wholesome cat and took the time and hassle to verify she was lacking, reasonably than simply strolling away. We’re very grateful”.

Underneath the laws, which was introduced in March this 12 months, from 10 June 2024 it will likely be a authorized requirement to microchip pet cats as soon as they attain 20 weeks of age. Homeowners may even be required to maintain their contact particulars up-to-date on a pet microchipping database.

Homeowners discovered to not have microchipped their cat could have 21 days to get one implanted or might face a high-quality of as much as £500.

Nonetheless, knowledge from a survey carried out by the animal welfare charity in Could of this 12 months confirmed that nearly half (47%) of adults in England weren’t conscious of the brand new cat microchipping regulation.

Microchipping is an easy and painless process that entails a tiny microchip being rapidly and easily inserted below the animal’s pores and skin and this then provides the pet their very own distinctive code. The microchip could be scanned and matched to the proprietor’s contact particulars that are saved on a database. The RSPCA believes the optimum time to microchip a cat is when they’re neutered as a kitten at round four-months-old and below anaesthetic.

If an proprietor strikes home or modifications their phone quantity they have to additionally make it possible for they inform the database they’re registered with in order that they’ve up-to-date contact particulars. If the data on that database is outdated and out-of-date then the chip is ineffective. Telling your vet doesn’t robotically replace the small print on the database, however that is one thing homeowners can do themselves on-line.

While the RSPCA is thrilled to see cat microchipping legal guidelines being launched in England, the charity can also be hopeful that the Welsh Authorities will act and introduce obligatory microchipping for cats in Wales too.

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