Monday, August 15, 2016

You won't believe where a cat lost in the campground turned up....

Ryleigh and Kiara reunited!
Great news! Kiara, the beautiful cat that was lost in Ocean Lakes Family Campground June 30, has been reunited with her owners thanks to her microchip! 

Kiara turned up in Florida about a week ago - more than a month after she wandered away from a campsite. Not sure how the cat ended up hundreds of miles away, but because it was implanted with a chip that contained the owner’s info, Kiara was returned to Ryleigh, who just graduated from college and lives in Rochester, N.Y.

“We guess she hitched a ride under an RV at the campground,” said Katherine Bullock, Ryleigh’s mother. “She’s not telling us much about her 30-day adventure. ;-) We are just so glad that she was chipped!”

Thanks to our guests and teammates who helped look for Kiara. She’s back home where she belongs!

Tim and Molly
We get reports of missing pets in the campground often, and our teammates always quickly jump in to help reunite pets with their owners.

On our busy July Fourth weekend, Storage and Transport Teammate, Tim, was able to return Molly to her owners because the owner's name and phone number were on Molly's collar.

Bob and Fiona

We also have an ID wristband you can pick up in the Recreation Office or Main Office to write your site number on and place on your pet’s collar. That helped our teammates reunite cute little Fiona with her owners in April. One of our Security Officers, Bob, kept the dog throughout his shift until the owners returned to their site and Fiona could be reunited with them and her eight-week-old puppy.

Today is #checkthechipday, created by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association to urge owners to have their pets microchipped and ensure the registration information is current. Microchipped cats are more than 20 times as likely to be returned to their owners than cats without chips, while dogs are more than twice as likely to be returned, according to the veterinary association.

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