While we were living in AZ, our cat wondered off one afternoon. When she hadn't returned in 24 hours, we immediately reported her missing on the HomeAgain website, and printed off the fliers that they have ready for you to use. We posted the fliers and called the vets. We went to the shelters and asked our neighbors. She was nowhere to be found.
At five weeks with no word, we were heartbroken. We had heard coyotes howling near our home, and thought our cat, Nutmeg, was lost forever.
Then four weeks later, 9 weeks after our kitty was first missing, we received a phone call from the county shelter. They had our Nutmeg!! She had been hiding in a cactus patch in an elderly woman's yard, and as soon as the woman spotted her, she called animal control. Nutmeg had lost her collar during her time out of the house, so she had no identification on her.
The shelter told us that they scan EVERY animal that arrives in their facility. Nutmeg was the very first cat that they had seen with a chip.
Nutmeg passed away just a few days ago, and we realized that if it weren't for her HomeAgain chip, we would have lost her much earlier, and been cheated out of years with our kitty. EVERY pet owner should have their pet chipped. It is quick, painless, and very inexpensive. It can also give you time you would otherwise never have!
Call 1 888 HOMEAGAIN (1 888 466 3242) and hit prompt 2 to speak with a licensed ASPCA veterinarian in a pet medical emergency.
For HomeAgain members who have the full service annual membership, there is no charge for use of the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline.
If your pet does not have a HomeAgain full service annual membership, you may be charged $60 for this call.
Call now and the recovery process will be underway by the time you hang up the phone.
If not, please log in to your account or call 1 888 HOME AGAIN (1 888 466 3242) to update your contact information. While you do not have access to our full suite of proactive services, we will notify you and arrange for your pet’s return as soon as he is found.
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