RJ the cat disappeared from his home in Albuquerque over a year ago, and after searching both in the neighborhood and online for months, his owners finally gave up.
They didn't know a neighbor just a few blocks away just started feeding a stray cat. The neighbor finally decided to take the cat to the humane society to check if he was neutered, so he wouldn't father any more stray cats.
When the facility made the routine scan for a microchip, the cat had one, and RJ's information came up, including his address.
Moral of the story - make sure you pet has tags and is microchipped, and that the information in the microchip database is up to date. It can help you even when you least expect it.
~ Maria Sadowski ~