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Old 04-05-07, 01:07 PM
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Lost dog found four years later, 1,100 miles from home.....

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/05/mis....ap/index.html

Lost dog found four years later, 1,100 miles from home



LEE'S SUMMIT, Missouri (AP) -- A Boston terrier named Mickey who disappeared four years ago from his suburban Kansas City backyard was found in Montana and reunited with his owners this week.

Cher Jarosz and her daughter Kari Mitchell thought they had lost Mickey forever -- until they received a call from an animal shelter last week 1,100 miles away in Billings, Montana.

A microchip on Mickey helped the Billings Animal Shelter return him.

"Some lady from the public walked in the back door," said Kristal Ward, office manager at the shelter. "She found the dog running up the street. She tossed him to me, and that's how it started."

Ward said she called Avid, a company that makes microchip identification systems, and was given the name of a veterinary clinic in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

"I called that vet clinic because they were the one that should have a record of that chip," Ward said. "I gave them the chip number, and the woman kind of started screaming.

"She goes, 'Oh my God, is that a Boston terrier? Oh my God, it belongs to Kari Mitchell. She used to work here."'

Ward called Mitchell and confirmed that the dog was Mickey, she said.

After she talked to Mitchell, "Her mother called, and they were just beside themselves," Ward said.

The family said he looks different and doesn't remember his name. His teeth show signs of wear and tear.

Only Mickey knows how he wound up in Montana, and that's fine by Mitchell.

"We're happy to have him home," she told KSHB-TV in Kansas City after Mickey caught a flight home. "I just hope whoever was taking care of him, I hope they were just glad he's home."


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My dog is micro chipped! Happy ending to the story!
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Meh. Let me know when they find one four miles from home 1,100 years later.
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Great Story.

Maybe I should get micro chips for my 2 pets. I recently misplaced a cat. He has been missing about 4 weeks.
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poor dog

the dog probably ran away for a reason and now going back to the person it ran away from
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I wonder if the dog may need some therapy.
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The things he's seen, the bitches he's had. Ah.. life on the road.
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Meh. Let me know when they find one four miles from home 1,100 years later.
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Stupid dog. Ended up even further from Boston.
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What is the point of the microchip if it takes FOUR YEARS to find your dog after it's lost and even then it takes for it to go into a shelter where they recognize the damn dog and remembered who owned him? I thought the microchip was like a GPS tracking device to find the dog wherever it wandered off it...so it isn't?
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Now all they have to do is explain to Mickey why there's a 4 year old poodle named Fifi in the house.
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
What is the point of the microchip if it takes FOUR YEARS to find your dog after it's lost and even then it takes for it to go into a shelter where they recognize the damn dog and remembered who owned him? I thought the microchip was like a GPS tracking device to find the dog wherever it wandered off it...so it isn't?
1.He didn't go into a shelter where he was recognized.

2.I think it's sort of only to find out where they belong, like the story says. I don't think it's a full on GPS tracking system.
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
1.He didn't go into a shelter where he was recognized.

2.I think it's sort of only to find out where they belong, like the story says. I don't think it's a full on GPS tracking system.
I see where I read it wrong...she used to work at the vet's office they called in MO. Gee, now the story went from amazing to just OK.

That stupid commercial they have on the air now promoting the microchip is really misleading then.
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
What is the point of the microchip if it takes FOUR YEARS to find your dog after it's lost and even then it takes for it to go into a shelter where they recognize the damn dog and remembered who owned him? I thought the microchip was like a GPS tracking device to find the dog wherever it wandered off it...so it isn't?
No.

In order for the microchip to work the dog should also be wearing a tag to signify that the dog is chipped. Then a scanner is used to read the chip.

Another problem is that chips are not universal, I believe there are two or three different types and not every shelter or vet may have access to each type of reader.

Not a perfect solution but IMHO it is better than just a collar with a name and phone number.
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All 3 of my pets are chipped. (Avid)
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This is why all (domesticated) animals should be chipped.

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Originally Posted by pedagogue
This is why all (domesticated) animals should be chipped.

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Sure! Let those illegal immigrant animals come over the boarders unchipped!

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