You wouldn't believe what happened.
Mama rang Central Animal Records (CAR) to finally update Scooby's microchip details, only to be told that he had a registered owner who had reported him missing/stolen.
Oh no how could that be !!
By law here in Australia CAR is required to provide name and phone number of the person with the dog to the person who is the registered owner. Scoobys owner called mama staright away and said he wanted to come & collect Scooby asap, because he had a break-in at his place and his 3 dogs (Scooby was one) was either stolen or escaped because the fence was cut.
So sad but no choice but to return Scooby to his registered owner after he had been with us for 2 months and was finally settling in !!
We still don't know exactly how Scooby came to the private rescue person, but have since been told that some people opearate as rescue groups and re-home dogs illegally because they don't like how the dogs are being kept.
Scoobys registerd owner had pictures of Scooby who he had since he was a puppy and Scooby looked in very fit condition and is a naturally lean dog. Also when Scooby re-met his owner he obvious had a positive realtionship with him - so as much as we just want him to stay with us mama think what if that happened to one of us - we would want to come home.
So although we miss Scooby lots - at least we had some time with him and played a part in getting him back home.
Scoobys owner is now talking to the police about bringing charges to the 'bogus' rescue group.
Bye bye Scooby - love you & live well !!Wuffs