Rosa home after five months thanks to her microchip

​Rosa the minature fox terrier must have quite the story to tell, if only she could speak! Missing since mid-January, she was today reunited with her owner Margie thanks to her microchip details.

Rosa, 10, went missing while her family was on holiday near Streaky Bay and, after two days of searching, was sadly presumed gone forever. She was picked up by a kind passer-by this week wandering in Gumeracha, over 700km away from the location of her disappearance. With a quick scan of her microchip our Rangers were able to call her owners with the remarkable news of her recovery.

Margie was overwhelmed to have her tiny Rosa back in her arms, and looked forward to taking her home to the rest of the family in Kangarilla.

The happy reunion is a reminder of how important microchipping can be in returning a lost dog, no matter how long they have been missing. From 1 July 2018 the new state laws on cat and dog management will require all dogs and cats to be microchipped, which we hope ensures only happy reunions for other families in the future.

Rosa goes home