Dogs Trust - the UK's largest dog welfare charity - is thrilled to hear of yet another lost dog reunited with his family, all thanks to his microchip.
The charity, which campaigned tirelessly for microchipping to become compulsory, welcomed the new legislation in April 2016 which made it a legal requirement for all dogs to be microchipped, and for their owner's contact details to be kept up to date.
Dogs Trust is so pleased that Tom was able to be reunited with his family, and hopes it will act as a reminder to all dog owners that without a microchip, their dog could be lost forever.
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The five-year-old pooch vanished from kennels while his owners who were on an exotic Mediterranean cruise. But he was identified in the Capital thanks to a microchip and has now been returned to the Durrand family. Tom enjoyed a brief stay at the Edinburgh Cat and Dog home before a relative of the owners came to collect him. Kieran Robson, of the Seafield Road-based centre, said: “Tom is a brilliant wee dog. “It would be amazing if he could tell us his story because we’d definitely love to hear it. “We hope his family will be able to relax and enjoy the rest of their holiday now that they know he is safe. “This just goes to show how valuable micro-chipping your pets can be.