Charleston, SC – A woman in South Carolina has been reunited with her cat who vanished more than 10 years ago. Days ago, the Charleston Animal Society said that the cat, Mr. Mojo (aka Mr. Kitty), was successfully reunited with his owner because of information on his embedded microchip.
In a social media post, the agency recounted how the cat disappeared so many years ago:
Over 10 years ago Erin adopted Mr. Mojo (aka Mr. Kitty) as well as another kitten named Mahi on the same day. She later moved in with a dog who Mr. Mojo despised. One night Mojo whined at the door to be let out until Erin let him outside. He was an indoor/outdoor cat who usually came home, but after that night he never returned. For weeks she put up flyers in her neighborhood posted on social media and checked the shelter. She did all the right things and still, Mr. Mojo wasn’t found.
Fast forward to last week when an animal control officer picked Mr. Mojo not far from where he disappeared a decade ago. The shelter explains how the cat’s owner was determined:
He was brought into the shelter and our team found a microchip that was traced to Erin. If your microchip information is kept up to date, @24 Pet Watch Microchips are truly your pet’s ticket home when lost!
When our Chief Lifesaving Officer, Pearl Sutton called Erin and she broke down in tears. She had been so worried about Mr. Kitty and was shocked that he was at the shelter. Erin rushed to Charleston Animal Society to reclaim her boy.
The animal welfare agency said, “Time marches on but what an amazing story this is.”
Microchips are the gold standard for helping lost pets be reunited with their families. Remember that you must keep your contact information kept up-to-date in order for reunions to be possible.
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