Shadwell – January 2018
Meet Melvin, the Shadwell surgery Pet of the Month for January 2017.
Back in August, Melvin’s owner came in to see us here at Shadwell. She had recently moved house and Melvin had escaped. When a pet goes missing, it is important to get the word out as soon as possible. In order to give Melvin the best chance of coming home, we immediately reported him missing with PetLog. This would mean that any query of Melvin’s microchip number would flag up the fact that he was missing. We also added him to our lost and found file, so that we would be able to quickly reunite him, should he turn up at any Yorkshire Vets surgery.
Over the next four-and-a-half months, we heard nothing more from Melvin. Then, one morning, a cat matching Melvin’s description was brought in to our Meanwood surgery. We scanned him for a microchip and entered the number that came back on the microchip database. Much to our delight, Melvin’s details flashed up on the screen and we were able to give his owner a call with the great news. Later that morning, Melvin’s owner came in to collect him. She was, as you can imagine, overjoyed to see him again, especially after such a long time. Despite this lengthy absence, Melvin was in very good condition and, after for a quick application of flea treatment, was ready to go home.
After such an adventure and a happy reunion with his owner, we think Melvin is a worthy winner of our Pet of the Month award this month. Well done Melvin!