Shortly before Thanksgiving, a stray dog was brought to a local shelter in San Antonio. The dog was scanned and found to have a microchip that identified his family. After receiving a call, the dog’s owner rushed to the shelter to get him. “The woman burst into tears as soon as she saw him, fell to her knees, and held him in her arms,” while the dog wildly wagged his tail, according to the city’s Animal Care Services (ACS) personnel. What made this story remarkable was that the dog (named Honey) had been missing for seven years. Fortunately, San Antonio law requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets in the city have a registered microchip including the owner’s name, address, and phone number, and ACS provides lifetime registration.
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