The cat came back  five years later Virginia Fryback hugs her cat, Charlie, at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control in Fort Wayne, Indiana
The cat came back five years later
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A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with his owner in Indiana. The cat and his owner have a microchip implanted in the cat to thank.

WANE-TV reports the 10-year-old cat named Charlie showed up at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control.

Workers there scanned the cat. They found that Charlie had a microchip that identified his owner. Her name is Virginia Fryback and she lives in Fort Wayne.

Fryback says Charlie disappeared from her home five years ago. She thought she'd never see him again. She thanks the veterinarian who convinced her to get a microchip when Charlie was a kitten.

The microchip might have saved Charlie's life.

Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice. They transmit information via radio waves. They can also contain information. And in this case, Charlie's microchip contained information that identified his owner.

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COMMENTS (20)
  • BlakeB-Sak
    4/28/2014 - 12:48 p.m.

    It is good that the cat found it owner.

  • valarie_danielle
    4/28/2014 - 02:49 p.m.

    Thank god for that microchip,I personally don't Ike cats but this article was so cure .I think all animals should have to have this microchip!it would lower the missing animal rates and the number of broke hearted owners!

  • kobe5k10
    4/30/2014 - 11:23 a.m.

    that is really funny that that happened and it must of been really scary for the owner and that is cool

  • emmam-Dou
    4/30/2014 - 12:00 p.m.

    That is so cool and it almost seems impossible.Its so sweet.

  • deja.lachappa01
    5/05/2014 - 07:54 p.m.

    This story is about a cat that ran away and came back five years later. They found Charlie in a animal shelter. He had a microchip implanted in him when he was a baby kitten. This made it easier to find his owner. He had a lot of adventures but was happy to go home.

  • lfsnicholas-Cla
    5/19/2014 - 01:50 p.m.

    That makes me sad.But then happy about that cat that got lost then found 5 years later

  • JasaniW-Gar
    5/21/2014 - 12:55 p.m.

    I feel so sorry for this women that lost her cat. If I had a cat that went missing for 5 years I would be so heart broken.But I am so glad that she found her cat.

  • JasaniW-Gar
    5/21/2014 - 12:55 p.m.

    I feel so sorry for this women that lost her cat. If I had a cat that went missing for 5 years I would be so heart broken.But I am so glad that she found her cat.

  • MariaR-Saw
    9/05/2014 - 01:45 p.m.

    That is so sweet for a cat to come back 5 years later !

  • Dra
    9/05/2014 - 02:36 p.m.

    If I ever lost my cat I think I might fall apart.

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