Lost cats can be found

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By KA­T­RINA LINTONBON

You may re­mem­ber last year when Jinx the cat hitched a ride from Mata­mata to New Ply­mouth on a trailer.

Cats are nat­u­rally in­quis­i­tive and of­ten end up in places like locked garages and stor­age sheds.

The re­al­ity is, a cat is more likely to be lost than a dog.

Mata­mata Ve­teri­nary Ser­vices small an­i­mals vet­eri­nar­ian Su­san Mur­ray said the best way to keep track of your beloved cat is to have them mi­crochipped. The mi­crochip­ping pro­ce­dure is com­pul­sory for dogs.

On av­er­age, one or two lost cats are taken into MVS ev­ery week.

Lost and found no­tices are fre­quently placed on the MVS Face­book page and the An­i­mal Health Trust is hav­ing to find homes for lost cats.

From Septem­ber 27 un­til Oc­to­ber 5, MVS is of­fer­ing a spe­cial deal where you can have your pet mi­crochipped for $35.

Dr Mur­ray said the mi­crochip is in­serted be­tween the cat’s shoul­der blades and it is easy as run­ning the scan­ner over the cat to find out where they be­long.

“It is a sim­ple and quick pro­ce­dure,” she said.

Peace of mind: Mata­mata Ve­teri­nary Ser­vices small an­i­mals vet­eri­nar­ian Su­san Mur­ray shows how easy it is to have your cat mi­crochipped with a very will­ing model Timmy the cat.

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