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Animal Care and Control Microchip Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                          Contact: Rob Tufano, CMPD Public Affairs Office

704.336.2338, rtufano@cmpd.org

 

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.
 
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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.
 
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For more information on microchipping, please visit this link.