Pickles and Harry
Pickles the Coonhound cross Mastiff was reported missing to us on the 13th May 2012. Pickles had been missing since the 11th of May 2012 with her brother, an Australian Cattle Dog named Harry. Pickles and Harry’s owner, Kevin, was devastated - fearing that his pets had been stolen. With no news and the dogs still missing, Kevin decided to put both dogs on our Pet D Tect service on the 14th of May. On the second day of the service the RSPCA Pet D Tect team notified Kevin that dogs matching Pickles and Harry’s description had been located at the Rockhampton Pound. Kevin went down that day and reported back to the team that the dogs were indeed Pickles and Harry.
Sinbad went missing in the height of the 2011 January floods. His distraught owners renewed his Pet D Tect service five times in the hope that he would return home. After 3 months and no sign of Sinbad everyone was starting to lose hope.
One of the RSPCA’s very own veterinarians was driving into work when she spotted a cat limping on the side of the road. She bought the cat into our Fairfield shelter where he was treated for a collar wound.
Thankfully this particular cat had a microchip and it was discovered to be none other than Sinbad himself!!
After 3 long months apart he was reunited with his very happy owners.
Loki the Labrador went missing on 28th February 2012. His distraught owner reported him lost to the RSPCA Qld that day and put Loki onto the RSPCA Platinum Pet D Tect service. A chocolate Labrador matching Loki’s description came into the RSPCA Dakabin shelter a day later. The dog was scanned for a microchip but a microchip number different to Loki’s came up and a lady named “Louise” was listed on the chip as the owner. The shelter made attempts to contact “Louise” with no luck. The RSPCA Pet D Tect team decided to provide Loki’s owner with the possible match on the off chance that it may possibly be him. His owner came to the shelter and confirmed that it was indeed Loki even though he had a completely different microchip number and details!
Joe the cockatiel went missing on the 7th March 2012 in Ashgrove. Joe Joe’s owner was devastated and as Joe Joe was able to fly she was afraid she would never get him back.
On the 23rd of March 2012, sixteen days after Joe Joe went missing, a member of public reported that they had found a cockatiel in Ashgrove. The RSPCA searched and found Joe Joe’s lost file and put the finder in contact with the owner of the bird. The found bird was indeed Joe Joe and seventeen days after he went missing he was reunited with his owner.
Doob, a Staffordshire bull terrier cross, was bought into the RSPCA Fairfield shelter after being found wandering around Algester in Brisbane’s south. RSPCA staff scanned Doob for a microchip which revealed that Doob’s home was in Nambucca Heads NSW, just south of Coffs Harbour. Thinking that the microchip details must not have been updated, RSPCA staff rang the phone numbers on Doob’s chip and after following up on some leads provided by the people contacted they finally got in touch with Doob’s owner. She was shocked to find that Doob was in Brisbane as she had only gone missing 12 hours earlier from her home at Nambucca Heads. Doob was a new mum and had puppies at home which were desperate for some milk. Doob’s owner, with some help from a previous employee, managed to get Doob back home to her puppies in Nambucca Heads. To this day, the RSPCA and Doob’s owners still do not know how she travelled 400km in 12 hours.