ST. LOUIS, MO. – After having gone missing over three years ago from his St. Louis backyard, Griffin Walker is now looking forward to a reunion with his dog, Daphne.
Daphne was recently brought to the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO). The information in Daphne’s microchip led staff to Walker, the son of St. Louis Director of Health Pamela Walker.
“I was shocked when I got the phone call and heard that she was found,” said Walker. “Even though you always hold on to some small piece of hope, three years is a long time for a pet to be missing.”
“This happy day may never have happened without Daphne having been microchipped. We hope every pet owner will take the importance of microchipping to heart and have their pets microchipped as soon as possible,” said Kathy Warnick, president, Humane Society of Missouri.
Daphne is currently receiving veterinary care, and it is suspected that she has developed a tumor in her ear, but is healthy overall.
All pets adopted from the Humane Society of Missouri and other shelters in the city are microchipped before they go home.