“I was dumbfounded! No Way! It’s been 10 years!” – Niagara resident Frances, Hobbs the Cat’s ‘Mom’
“This reunion really signifies the importance of microchipping your pet. We scan every animal that comes into our shelter and are seeing more and more of these happy reunions” – Kevin Strooband, Executive Director of the Lincoln County Humane Society.
Some Good News from the Lincoln County Humane Society in St. Catharines, Ontario
And Couldn’t We Use a Little Good News, for a Change
Posted July 23rd, 2020 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – After 10 years and untold stories of adventure, “Hobbs” the cat is back.
In 2010, Frances lost her beloved HOBBS from her home in Smithville, Ontario. She searched for her now 14 year-old, male, grey, possible Maine coon-cross cat, but had no luck and could not find him – until now.
Yesterday morning Hobbs turned up at the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS), in St. Catharines, after being turned over by a resident who found the cat around his house in Jordan Station, in the Town of Lincoln (over 25 kms away)
He brought him to the LCHS shelter, but lost him in the parking lot. After working to find wayward Hobbs throughout the day, the LCHS caught him and moments later staff scanned a microchip implanted in Hobbs and traced his owner.
A call to Frances revealed the 10-year old mystery solved – what happened to Hobbs?
While Hobbs will continue to closely guard the secrets of his whereabouts and his adventures, Frances shares that he slept comfortably last night and has plans to visit his veterinarian soon.
“I was dumbfounded! No Way! It’s been 10 years!” exclaimed Frances, upon receiving a phone call from LCHS and the news that Hobbs had been found. “Microchips work” she said.
Watch Hobbs’s reunion with his mom here by clicking on the screen below –
“This reunion really signifies the importance of microchipping your pet. We scan every animal that comes into our shelter and are seeing more and more of these happy reunions” said Kevin Strooband, Executive Director of the Lincoln County Humane Society. “We were so pleased to be a part of this happy reunion, a decade later.”
The Lincoln County Humane Society Animal Clinic provides microchipping for pets at their full service animal clinic.
Kevin Strooband, Executive Director, Lincoln County Humane Society and President, Niagara Region Animal Services
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