Article posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:35pm

A caring pet owner makes it possible to relate a “happy ending” story. In mid-July, a woman called the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) to report her seven-year-old cat had gone missing two weeks previously. The cat was white with a black mustache and, yes, she was microchipped.

On Aug. 19, a stray cat was brought to DCHS, found in the Eames Farm area of the Village of Egg Harbor. As with all arriving animals, this senior female cat was scanned immediately for a microchip. Finding one, the microchip registry helped track down the family in Tennessee.

The owners had been in Door County for a visit when the cat, named P.K., escaped. They had searched extensively but had since returned home. DCHS and the cat’s owner worked out a plan for transporting P.K. via a network of trusted friends to return her safely to her owners in Knoxville.

Make sure your lost pet has a happy ending! DCHS offers quick, painless micro-chipping for only $25. Call Sarah at the Humane Society (920.746.1111) to set up an appointment. Just as important as that initial implant is keeping the contact information up-to-date. P.K was microchipped, but two of the three phone numbers were no longer in service.

The Door County Humane Society, located at 3475 Park Drive (County PD – the road to Potawatomi State Park), Sturgeon Bay, is open for adoption Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon – 4 pm. For more information call 920.746.1111 or visit