Daisy is a lucky dog. Lost just before Christmas, it looked like she might be missing forever. But thanks to Council, the internet and her family not giving up, Daisy made it home this week.
Daisy’s owners were devastated when she went missing, and spent hours searching for her. They took to the streets and social media in the hope of tracking her down. But it was their frequent visits to Council’s lost pets webpage where they finally spotted her.
Daisy’s ’Mum’ Charlotte said she couldn’t believe it when she saw Daisy’s picture.
“We hadn’t seen her in so long, but I was just positive it was her,” she said.
“I got in touch with Council straight away and they let us visit the pound to make sure it was her. It was almost surreal seeing her again.
“After losing Daisy for so long, I can’t encourage anyone enough to make sure their dog or cat is chipped and registered. It would have made such a huge difference to us – Daisy might have been returned to us much sooner.”
Council’s Public Health and Regulatory Services Co-ordinator Trish Ficarra said Daisy’s story was a great reminder to always ensure pets are microchipped and registered with Council.
“We love nothing more than reuniting pets with their owners. And by ensuring your dog or cat is registered makes this process so much easier,” Ms Ficarra said.
“All dogs and cats over the age of three months must be microchipped and registered with Council. If you are registering your pet for the first time, it must be microchipped by a licensed vet before Council can register it.
“And pet owners are also eligible for a reduced fee if their animal is desexed.”
Pet registration notices were sent to all registered pet owners last month and are due on 10 April.
If you no longer have your registered pet, you have moved from the municipality, or you would like to register a pet for the first time, please contact Council’s Regulatory Services Team on 5036 2346.