Five years ago, Virginia Fryback lost her cat and thought she’d never see it again. Fortunately, a veterinarian had convinced her to have the cat, Charlie, microchipped. When an animal shelter picked Charlie up and discovered the microchip, they managed to track Virginia down and reunite her with her long lost cat.

If you have a cat, consider getting it microchipped in case it gets outside. Even if you keep your cats inside all the time, there could be a chance your cat could slip outside so a microchip can increase the chances that you’ll get your cat back one day.

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