One look at this precious face, and you wonder, “How can anyone this adorable ever become lost?” Well, this puppy, who we’ve named “Pudgy Fudgy”, just came to the Atlanta Humane Society as a stray pup. A good samaritan had found her in their front yard, just wandering around aimlessly and crying for someone to find her. She wasn’t wearing any collar, had no identification tags, nor a microchip. Surely, someone would come looking for her… right?
Sad to say, nobody came to reclaim Pudgy as their own. Pudgy was prepped for her adoption (which includes a microchip!). After appearing on FOX News, several people called the shelter to find out how to adopt her. On the day of her TV debut, Pudgy had found her forever family.
Unfortunately, Pudgy Fudgy’s story is not an unusual one. Many animals of all shapes and sizes are turned in to animal shelters because they are lost and have no means of identifying an owner. Microchipping is a fairly easy and inexpensive way to permanently have an id for your pet. It is also important to keep your contact information updated as it changes, so that way you can always be located if your pet were ever to get lost.
The Atlanta Humane Society Clinic offers microchipping services available to the public. For a $25 fee, you can have your pet chipped and have the peace of mind that your pet will always have a way to be identified. Please contact our clinic at 404.875.6420 to make an appointment today!