Bob Barker has been telling you to spay, neuter and microchip your pets for years and years—but if that hasn't worked, maybe this story will sway you? In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Noble family cat, a two-year-old grey and white guy named Scrubs, went missing. Five years later, thanks to his microchip, he is happily back with his family.
The reunion occurred last week after a Mississippi woman brought a stray she had been feeding into the Humane Society. A check of the cat's microchip identified him as Scrubs. Soon enough the kitty's over-joyed family was contacted and back home he went. Though it took him a little bit to settle down after his days on the mean streets (he now boasts a bad-ass fur-less strip on one ear and has a chunk missing from the other), the now seven-year-old cat quickly fell back into his old routine. "By the time [my sons] went to sleep that first night, he had crawled into their bed," Noble told the Daily News. "Scrub always slept underneath a blanket on somebody's bed. And that's exactly what he did."
And if that doesn't give you reason to microchip your cats and dogs, well, we don't know what to tell you.