A chip under the skin of a pet is a common practice.
So when a California man lost his beloved cat, Chebon, he hoped the chip would help him find his pet.
The man even postponed moving to another city for a year, he loved his cat so much.
But all searches turned up nothing. Nobody saw the animal. Eventually, the owner gave up and left for Ohio.
And suddenly, recently, a resident brought a homeless cat to a local California shelter.
The animal was dehydrated, starving and obviously living on the street.
However, after the examination, they found a microchip on him, thanks to which they learned that the “orphan” has an owner.
When the man was informed that Chebon had been found, he could not believe that this had happened after so many years.
However, when he arrived at the shelter, he really saw his cat.
What is more interesting, Chebon also recognized the owner and immediately climbed into his arms.
So a simple manipulation helped bring the pet home, albeit after seven years.
Modern chips are something like a veterinary passport and are not equipped with a GPS transmitter.
Therefore, in case of loss, one can only hope that someone who cares will see a homeless animal and take it to a clinic or shelter.
Only in this case, employees will be able to find out about the implantation of the chip and contact the owner.
How Chebon could live for so many years without being noticed by anyone is unknown.