Technology has helped us in a lot of ways. It can help us improve our daily lives, maximize our time, and locate something that is lost or misplaced.
This article is about a Jack Russell terrier who was reunited with his owners after it has gone missing nine years ago. Thanks to the microchip that was implanted into the dog.
Owners Dr. Bilveer Singh and Gurdial Kaur can’t believe that their beloved Spikey has been found after so many years.
According to Dr. Singh, friends gave Spikey to them as a gift. The dog was two years old when it was given to them.
However, in November 2006, Spikey was able to get out of the house when the gate was left open. The couple looked around the neighborhood and even filed a police report for the loss of their beloved dog.
Unfortunately, the couple didn’t find Spikey. They were devastated about Spikey’s loss and lost hope of finding him.
The couple has moved on and got another dog after a year of losing Spikey. This time, they got a Corgi and named her Zania.
After several years, a Jack Russell terrier was found looking lost and confused at a coffee shop.
Someone picked the dog and brought it for assessment and scanning. It was found out that the dog has a microchip, but the license was canceled in 2008.
In Singapore, all dogs should be registered at Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and must have a microchip implant. Included in the registration are the details of the dog owners.
AVA officer contacted Dr. Singh to inform that Spikey has been found. It was an awesome surprise and good news for the couple! After nine years, Spikey was finally seen!
However, before turning over Spikey to them, AVA put a “Found” notice first, in case the new owners were looking for him.
When no one claimed Spikey, Dr. Singh and his wife were happy to bring him home. When the couple claimed Spikey, Gurdial said that he still responded when called by his name.
Spikey’s case is unique, according to Mr. Ricky Yeo, president of Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD). He stressed the importance of microchip implant and registration. Some dogs have microchip implants but are not registered.
Spikey was reunited with his owner because of the registration details of his owners.
Thanks to Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) via Facebook for the lovely photo!