Microchip reunites dog with family after five years

beagle puppy photoThe New York Post has the story of Rocco, a beagle who was reunited with his family after escaping from his Queens backyard five years ago — and ending up in Georgia!

The heroes of the story? Randy Durrence, supervisor at Petfinder member Liberty County Animal Control in Hinesville, Ga., who contacted the Villacis family after scanning Rocco’s microchip, and Jorge Villacis, who flew 850 miles to Georgia to pick up the dog that his daughter Natalie, 11 (pictured at right with Rocco), had never given up on.

If only every family would go to such lengths to retrieve their lost pets! This story is also a great reminder to keep your pet’s microchip up to date. Your vet can scan your pet’s chip and you can update your contact info online.