Yes, our Little Pearl got picked up by the Doggy Police yesterday...
She was in Doggie Jail for an hour or so...Here is what happened!
All of a sudden I get a call from my husband who is in California for business...
He tells me that he just got a call from the Animal Shelter here in Oregon.
They have our dog Pearl and she is on her way to the "Big House".
I had just walked in the front door and hadn't yet realized she was missing.
It turns out she was only about 5 or 6 houses away.
She was found running with another dog by some neighbors.
They picked her up and called the shelter.
The other dog got away!
Anyway the officer came and...thank goodness...she has a "MICROCHIP".
That is the only way they found us....because she is so little (4 lbs.) she can barely wear a tag.
Without that chip and the honesty of the finders, we might not have ever found her...
I raced to the shelter, which was about 30 minutes from my house....it was 5:20 and they closed at 6:00!
I called the officer and she said she would wait for me because, as she put it,
"This little girl needs to get home!"
When I arrived everyone was so nice.
They had all agreed that they couldn't put her in a "cell"...
and in fact they said that her feet never touched the ground.
She was so happy to see me...and needless to say, was exhausted when we got home.
Her "bail" was set at $53.00!
I paid the fine and she was released to my custody!
I'm not sure how she got out....
My neighbors were having quite a bit of work done in their yard next door.
I will definitely get out there and investigate!
The "Microchip" saved the day...
So of course I highly recommend getting one if your pet doesn't have it.
The chip, which is the size of a grain of rice, is encoded with a unique code that identifies your pet if lost. Most vets can inject the microchip during a routine exam.
The microchip can eliminate the need for a collar I.D. tag.
The Microchip is great protection against loss, theft or separation from mommy or daddy, as the chip identifies both your pet and you as its owner.