Six years ago, the Vasquez family of San Antonio, TX had their beloved Chihuahua mix King stolen from their backyard in TX. Posters were made, a reward offered, and posts made on social media but King was nowhere to be found. On Sunday, October 25 a woman surrendered King to the Humane Society of Broward County because she was ill and could no longer care for him. She told the admission’s staff she only had the dog for six months and got him from his previous owner. Upon his clinic examination, Humane Society staff scanned the 10 pound dog to see if there was a microchip and thankfully there was. After calling the chip company, and learning King had been reported missing, the rightful owner was contacted who was in shock when she found out King was more than 1,300 miles from his home. It turns out King is 15 years old!
The Vasquez family, left Texas on Monday and drove more than 1,300 miles – 19+ hours – to be reunited with King. There were many tears and hugs and the family is grateful they have King home where he belongs. They never gave up hope.
Microchipping your pet is an essential way to prove ownership and help reunite lost pets. It is also important to keep the contact information up-to-date if you move.
The Humane Society of Broward County offers microchipping for owned pets Monday – Friday – no appointment necessary and cost is $25 plus tax. The shelter is located at 2070 Griffin Road, a block west of I-95 and the microchipping clinic is open 9AM – 4:30PM Monday through Friday.
The Humane Society of Broward County is a private, non-profit organization that is supported by people and companies who want to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. The shelter is not affiliated with any local or national organization with a similar name and does not receive tax dollars to operate.