“Suki” (whose real name is Pollux) has quite a “tail” to tell.
The BC SPCA Kamloops Branch received the Lab cross as a stray on June 30
from a Good Samaritan who found her a few weeks previously and cared for
her. On arrival at the BC SPCA, Suki was checked for ID and her microchip
was traced to a veterinary clinic in Quebec — and Suki’s owner. Suki’s
family was overjoyed to hear that their dog, who went missing from
Montreal over a year ago, had been found.
Through the generosity of a grant from SPCA International, Suki will soon be flying to Montreal to rejoin her family.
“This is an amazing story. We have no idea how Suki got to Kamloops
from Quebec or what has happened to her over the last year — only she
knows. We are happy to have had a small part in reuniting Suki with her
family and are ecstatic to be sending her home,” says BC SPCA Kamloops Branch acting branch Manager Sarah Gerow.
Guardians are reminded to ensure dogs and cats have permanent pet identification,
such as a tattoo or microchip.
“Without Suki having a microchip, we would not have been able to find her family.”
The BC SPCA reunites more than 5,000 animals with their anxious families each year. Your gift can help rescue and provide care and shelter to lost, homeless, injured and abused animals. Please donate today.
Photo caption: "Suki" was reported missing from Montreal more than a year ago and is flying home from Montreal to be reunited with her loving family.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.