SAN ANTONIO -- A microchip helped reunite an injured dog with his very worried owner.
Moree, an Anatolian Shepherd, was brought to the San Antonio Humane Society
after he was hit by a car on Bandera Road around noon on Monday. After the staff tended to Moree and made sure he was comfortable, they checked him to see if he had a microchip. Fortunately, a chip was found and the phone number listed was called. San Antonio Humane Society Spokesperson Seamus Nelson said a very grateful owner answered and immediately came to pick up Moree, who had been missing since Thanksgiving Day, and take him to his veterinarian.
Moree was adopted from the San Antonio Humane Society back in December of 2010 and received a microchip at that time. Nelson said Moree's story is a prime example of why microchipping your pet is so important, especially since collars and dog tags can fall off, leaving your pet with no way to be reconnected with your family.
But getting your pet microchipped is only part of the job. It's just as important to keep your contact information for the microchip up to date. The SA Humane Society staff estimates that about 70% of the phone numbers listed with the microchip are old numbers.CLICK HERE
to find out more about microchipping your pet.