The City of Garland has an active Trap-Neuter-Return program for community cats. This cat was trapped on a colony manager's property. When the cat came in to the TNR program on 12-17, it was obvious the cat was not feral or microchipped. We asked the colony manager for permission to keep the cat and put it up for adoption through Garland Pawsibilities.
Almost a week later it was discovered that a citizen in the colony manager's neighborhood was looking for his cat who had slipped out of the house a couple of weeks ago. He had looked at the Garland shelter, posted on Nextdoor and had gone door to door. He happened to knock on the colony manager's door and the rest is history.
On Christmas day, arrangements were made for the colony manager to bring the citizen to the Pet Adoption Center. He had photos of the cat on his phone and the cat immediately confirmed it by going directly to his arms! So, the cat and owner were able to spend a merry Christmas together. The cat is sterilized and vaccinated and the smile on the owner's face is wonderful!
All of this could have been avoided with a simple microchip..Bottom line.......microchip your pets!