Technology brings Charlie home after eight years

After going missing as a kitten eight years ago, nine-year-old stray cat Charlie has finally been reunited with his owner. 

A microchip is what helped original owner Karen Rankin and Charlie be reunited after he was brought into the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter. 

“When I took him home, he knew where to head to for the water, so I suspect he has some memory from his first home. I think it is safe to say he is settling in well,” Karen said. 

In NSW microchipping for both cats and dogs is mandatory. 

Microchipping gives each pet a permanent identification number and records details about the owner so when they are scanned their home is easily located.

“Microchipping is a great way to safeguard your pets and ensure that should they become lost, they have a greater chance of being reunited,” Mayor Kim Ford said.

■ For more information about microchipping, contact the shelter on 4560 4644.


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