FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Contact: Rob Tufano, CMPD Public Affairs Office
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care and Control staff has recently experienced two successful outcomes that enabled owners to be reunited with their pets as a result of microchips.
On December 15, 2013, a stray Rat Terrier was brought into the AC&C shelter. Staff discovered the dog was microchipped which enabled them to contact the dog’s owner through the AC&C’s database. When the owner arrived at the AC&C shelter to claim her pet she advised that the animal had been stolen from her five years ago. Please see below photo of the recently claimed Carson.
On December 14, 2013, a citizen brought an abandoned Boston Terrier into the AC&C shelter. Shelter staff discovered the dog was microchipped which enabled them to contact the owner through the AC&C’s database. The owner reclaimed her pet which she said had been missing for nine months after accidentally getting loose. Please see below photo of the recently claimed Chloe.
For more information on microchipping, please visit this link.