This is the story about a cat that was returned to his owner after being separated two years. It happened here in Georgina and it happened as a result of our volunteers responding to a call about a stray cat. If there's a story to encourage microchipping, this is it!

We originally learned about a stray cat in the area of Woodbine and Biscayne because of a call from a concerned resident about a black cat wandering the neighbourhood.

Considering the cat was black and Halloween was only a few weeks away, we sent a volunteer to investigate.

The resident helped us get the cat, which he had named "Tyson" into a carrier. We weren't sure what his background was, but we kept him overnight until we could bring him to the vet the next day. The first thing we did was have him scanned for a microchip. The scan turned out positive. Tyson had a microchip and we were able to contact the owner.

Taylor, his owner, said he went missing two years ago and she had not been able to find him. She was thrilled to hear that we'd found him.

Thanks to the microchip, we were able to re-unite this cat with his owner.

Tyson, it turns out, was actually named Beemer, and is now living back at home with his owner, Taylor.

Please, spay and neuter your cat and get it microchipped.