Sandra Thomas always held out hope that Cuddles would return home. She knew he had a microchip and hope that it would lead him back to her.
“I said, ‘With that chip, somebody is going to wind up turning him in eventually,’” said Thomas.
It may have taken longer than she liked, but two years later someone did find Cuddles and turn him in. Cuddles was found on the streets of Tallahassee, Florida and turned in to Northwood Animal Hospital where they immediately scanned him for a microchip.
“First thing we do with any dog or cat that is a stray is we’re going to check them for a microchip,” said Dr. Sondra Brown of Northwood Animal Hospital.
That scan gave them Thomas’ information and they were able to call her with the news.
Thomas, who is elderly, is unable to drive to Tallahassee herself. When one of Dr. Brown’s clients heard about Cuddles’ story she volunteered to help.
“I’m always happy to help out, so it was a good opportunity to help somebody in need,” said Jenna Scott, who volunteered to drive Cuddles home.
Thomas is already preparing for Cuddles homecoming and is planning a welcome home party for the big day.