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Lost Cat Reunited With Owner After 5 Years, Thanks to Microchip
News-Sentinel ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Posted on 04/23/2014 5:25:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Virginia Fryback of Fort Wayne couldn't believe she was being contacted about her lost cat Charlie. He disappeared from home five years ago, and although she searched, he seemed to have vanished. That is until 10-year-old Charlie showed up at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control on Monday.

Animal Control officials scanned the cat and discovered Charlie has a microchip that identifies Virginia Fryback as the owner.

“We routinely scan all lost pets for a microchip and it's wonderful when we find one and can notify an owner that we have their lost pet. The chip has likely saved Charlie's life because most people choose to adopt a much younger cat,” said Animal Control spokeswoman Peggy A. Bender.

Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, that use radio frequency waves to transmit information about an animal. They're designed to last about 25 years and they are implanted by a veterinarian or animal shelter just under the skin, usually right between the shoulder blades.

Fryback said that she is grateful that her veterinarian persuaded her to get a microchip for Charlie when he was a kitten. “I never thought I'd see him again,” said Fryback.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; indiana; kittyping; microchip

1 posted on 04/23/2014 5:25:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

now just imagine this joy times a million the day we are reunited with our departed pets.


2 posted on 04/23/2014 5:33:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

Nice story. Thanks!

Two cat household here. One was a shelter cat that we had chipped as a kitten. The other just showed up in our horse barn.

Declawed, starving, deaf, an old timer, obviously an indoor cat. He was likely a drop off as we live at the end of a no outlet lane. Only nine houses within a mile. We had to take him in.

Both are wonderful little guys.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 5:36:34 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: nickcarraway

Poor Kitty.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 5:36:40 PM PDT by steerpike100
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To: Secret Agent Man

Hope no hard feelings about the other day. I was just teasing you, not trying to pick a fight!


5 posted on 04/23/2014 5:38:19 PM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: nickcarraway

Well that settles it for me. Let’s put ‘em in EVERYBODY


6 posted on 04/23/2014 5:40:15 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: nickcarraway

We chipped our desert lynx. When we got our 5 year old rescue Dachshund, we chipped him too since he wanted to run off. Our old cattle dog is glued to Mr. Mercat. No risk of him leaving. Except at our farm I think he may be getting senile because he sometimes wanders off into the pasture and just stares into space. He’s 15.


7 posted on 04/23/2014 5:45:25 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Bartholomew Roberts
Declawed, starving, deaf, an old timer, obviously an indoor cat. He was likely a drop off as we live at the end of a no outlet lane. Only nine houses within a mile. We had to take him in.

Cats have guardian angels too, it seems. Blessings to you, FRiend.
8 posted on 04/23/2014 5:48:50 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts
Two cat household here. One was a shelter cat that we had chipped as a kitten. The other just showed up in our horse barn.

My cat was born at the barn. Her Momma rejected her after her eyes opened. My wife bottle fed her and she almost didn't make it. My wife returned her to the barn when she got big enough. My wife and I separated and every time I went to feed and water the chickens she would crawl up in my lap. I had to bring her home here at the apartment. She went from flea infested, skin and bones to one of the coolest cats I've ever known. She's my buddy...

9 posted on 04/23/2014 6:25:57 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: Mercat

Keep close eye of the Cattle dog.
We had a elderly beagle wander off for two days .lucky my niece spotted him with across town.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 6:33:10 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: nickcarraway

thanks for
the photo.
we had a Siamese cat that would bring home really elderly cats who would die within a few weeks.
a unique little animal.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 6:36:19 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: nickcarraway

Nice image. It would also be nice if the story bothered to report whether Charlie the Cat remembered her prior home and people...


12 posted on 04/23/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

IB4TKP (In before the Kittyping!)


13 posted on 04/23/2014 6:51:37 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

14 posted on 04/23/2014 7:14:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

WHoops, meant to respond to you. Thanks for the ping!


15 posted on 04/23/2014 7:14:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: nickcarraway

My last cat escaped into the wild in Yosemite National Park. Im doubting she ever came anywhere to civilization after that.

Thank you.


16 posted on 04/23/2014 7:19:43 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

Charlie can haz cheezburger!

17 posted on 04/23/2014 7:25:51 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Charlie can haz anything Charlie wants!


18 posted on 04/23/2014 7:29:24 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: Moonman62

That’s a happy cat! Look at his paw...


19 posted on 04/23/2014 8:03:06 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: Slings and Arrows

I am so sad. My feral kitty lived outside for 10 years. We talked and visited everyday. She moved herself inside about a year ago. We had a blast. She was so smart and funny. I adored watching her and loving on her. About 3 weeks ago...she just dropped dead in the kitchen. I’m still shocked. I’m like...So you live outside for 10 years and avoid the owls, coyotes and every other predator...but come inside for 1 lousy year and croak? Not fair for either of us.

I’m pretty much a dog person and my dogs live to an old age so I’m pretty well prepared when they depart. I think I am more distressed about her death than I have been a pet in a long time. I admired her outside “smarts” and ability to transition to the inside And the fact that she finally accepted me. Dang little kitty.


20 posted on 04/23/2014 8:20:20 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

I am a HUGE kitty person!!! So VERY sorry for your loss, HOWEVER
you gave her a VERY safe and secure place, most of all love till she
passed. MOST feral kitties NEVER have a person with the patience and
love it takes to convert a feral to a home kitty KUDOS to you!!!!


21 posted on 04/23/2014 8:26:23 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: berdie

I’m very sorry for your loss. They do get into our hearts.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 8:32:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: berdie

And the fact that she finally accepted me. Dang little kitty.

* * *

I’m really sorry for your loss. Some special animals get deep into our hearts. And I think former ferals are especially likely to do so. There is something really special about an animal finally “crossing the Rubicon” of animal/human trust and accepting you. She must have thought you were pretty danged special youself.


23 posted on 04/24/2014 12:46:58 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

24 posted on 04/24/2014 2:42:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: berdie

((((((((Hugs)))))))), so sorry to read of your dear cat’s sudden passing.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 5:03:15 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

Good on you for taking in the “drop off” and giving him a good home, which is all any kitteh really wants. Bet you are rewarded with purrs:)

Years ago I found a “drop off” kitten at a friend’s country house one night, friend didn’t want it so I took it home. A female, probably six weeks old. Since I lived in a “no pets” apartment, I had to get her a home pronto. I checked newspapers, found a “lost cat” ad, went over to the house. Charming couple, who had a pedigreed Persian, their lost cat hadn’t turned up so they took my foundling to be company for their Persian. I felt really great about the outcome and so did “Phoebe,” who I’d named because it sounded like “feed me.”

Moral of story: If you need to get rid of a kitty, check with people who have lost their own cats. Take kitty with you, how can they resist? I actually did that with two different foundlings with good results.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 8:30:52 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: a fool in paradise

Me too, Grumpy. Me too.


27 posted on 04/24/2014 8:55:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
"now just imagine this joy times a million the day we are reunited with our departed pets

AMEN to that!

28 posted on 04/24/2014 9:46:30 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Antoninus II

:) You are awesome.


29 posted on 04/24/2014 9:47:59 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Fawn

She would have vanished long ago. Most of the barn cats do. There’s coyotes that roam around there. And free range chickens disappear if they don’t roost in the rafters. I’ve had her for over 2 years now. I harness her and take her for walks. She loves the balcony.


30 posted on 04/24/2014 3:11:01 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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