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Thanks To A Microchip, Two Cats Surrendered In Tennessee Found Their Way Back To Little Shelter

When: Tuesday, April 25th
Where: Little Shelter, Huntington, NY:

Microchips for cats and dogs are becoming more of a standard practice with shelters. Little Shelter being a leader in its community has been microchipping all their adoptable animals for over a decade. If a cat or dog is ever turned into a shelter, Little Shelter is notified that their animal is there and we can go and recover them.

Being located in Huntington, you can imagine how surprised Little Shelter was to get a phone call from a shelter in Tennessee saying they had two of our cats! After being surrendered they were traced back to us thanks to the microchip both cats had. When asked if we would take the cats, Chester and Lucy back, of course Little Shelter said YES!

Arrangements were made for them to fly from Tennessee to New York where Little Shelter Vet-Tech Maryann and Volunteer Andrea would meet the cats at the gate. While it took about two weeks to get everything ready, the cats were soon on their way back.

Chester and Lucy made their way back to Little Shelter Tuesday afternoon where they were warmly greeted by the staff. We are happy to say that both cats are happy and healthy kitties who enjoy getting affection and are eagerly awaiting being adopted.

Chester is the cat on the left and Lucy is the one on the right.

This just goes to show how important microchipping is, even across state lines a lost animal can be reunited with their family or in this case returned to the rescue group committed to them. As for Chester and Lucy, they are available for adoption and we would love to keep these two together as they have known each other their entire lives.

One of Long Island’s oldest no-kill shelters, is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. Located in Huntington, NY. Little Shelter is also a part of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals.


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