26th May, 2017

Miaow-staken identity - dog microchipped as cat

Leamington Editorial 5th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

IT was a case of miaow-staken identity.

Dogs Trust Kenilworth took in a dog only to find he had been microchipped as a cat.

Staff at the centre saw the funny side and nicknamed him Mog after the mix-up, but have now started the serious job of finding the one year-old greyhound a new home.

Supporter relations officer, Helen Barlow, explained: “Dogs Trust routinely check the microchip of every dog which comes to us in case we are able to reunite them with their owners – the details are often not up to date but this is definitely the first time a dog has been identified as a cat.

“It must have been a mix up at the vets when he was originally microchipped.”

“It’s a little ironic that he has been mistaken for a cat because despite being a very sweet natured dog he has a high chase drive and can’t resist bounding after a small furry animal so he absolutely can’t live with cats.”

Anyone who thinks they could provide Mog, or another dog at the centre, with a loving home should visit www.dogstrust.org.uk or call 0300 303 0292.