Missing Cat Charlie Turns Up at the Shelter After 5 Years

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Fort Wayne Cat Missing Five Years Recovered with Microchip

Virginia Fryback of Fort Wayne, Indiana couldn’t believe she was being contacted about her lost cat Charlie.

Charlie disappeared from home five years ago and, although Virginia searched, he seemed to have vanished. That is until 10 year old Charlie showed up at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control on Monday, April 20. Shelter staff scanned the cat and discovered Charlie has a microchip that identifies Virginia Fryback as his owner.

The shelter routinely scans all lost pets for a microchip in hopes of reuniting them with their families. “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 Bender

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


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