Shelter Dogs  

Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell


Sweet Reunion!

ReginaldReginald was brought to a local shelter by a Good Samaritan after being found on her porch. He was covered in fleas and ticks, but being extremely friendly he made friends with everyone at the shelter. Neutered, well fed, and wearing a collar, Reginald was assumed to be someone’s lost pet cat. Unfortunately, Reginald had no microchip and no tag. With no way to contact his owner, the shelter posted pictures of Reginald on Facebook. After many shares and likes the message reached Reginald’s owner, who gratefully came to pick him up. Before going home he was given a microchip by the shelter staff.
While Reginald was lucky to go home many lost cats are not so lucky. Less than 5% of stray cats without ID are reunited with their owners. Microchips are a permanent identification number which can save a pet’s life. Every time you move or change your phone number you must contact the microchip registry to update information. Please microchip your pets, keep your information up to date, and together we can make sure every cat gets to go home!{back}