Dogs Trust is thrilled to read yet another heartwarming tale of an owner being reunited with their beloved pet, all because of a microchip.
In this case, it was Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness who was reunited with his cat Cully, three years after she went missing. However, as Mr Hawkins had not only microchipped his pet, but also kept his contact details up to date, once Cully had been found it was a simple step to contact Mr Hawkins and let him know she had been found.
In April 2016, after years of campaigning by Dogs Trust, it became a legal requirement for all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales to be microchipped, and for owners to keep contact details up to date.
A microchip is the best way to make sure you and your pet could be reunited should they become lost or stolen.
We are so pleased to see Cully reunited with Mr Hawkins, and hope it encourages everyone to make sure their favourite four legged friends are microchipped!
To find out more, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/microchipping
The lead singer of rock band The Darkness has been reunited with his beloved pet cat three years after she went missing. Justin Hawkins' pet Cully was found wandering the streets of Lowestoft, Suffolk. A scan of her microchip revealed she had a famous owner, who rushed back from his band's tour to collect her. Bengal cat Cully was found in Lowestoft, where her owner Justin Hawkins used to live. Staff from the Anglia Coastal Branch of Cats Protection, where Bengal Cully was taken, said Hawkins was delighted to hear his pet was alive and well. "I was just relieved there was a phone number and it was up-to-date."