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Another story that truly shows the importance of micro-chipping your beloved pets! 

11 years ago, in New York, Maggie Welz lost her beloved feline, Tiger. 

Fast-forward to today, that same Tiger was rescued and brought in by the Dutchess County SPCA, where they discovered he was micro-chipped! According to SPCA officials, it took staff member Carol O'Connell three years to get close enough to the missing feline that had been coming by her home every now and then.

O'Connell told Eyewitness News, "Each year he came to my house, he deteriorated more and more each year, and that's when I realized either somebody just abandoned him or he just was missing or lost or he was just a feral cat. This spring he started to come around a little bit more in the mornings so I started to work harder to try to gain his trust." 

Seems like he knew who to turn to for some help.

SPCA officials said they she borrowed a scanner from the shelter to check if he was micro-chipped on a whim. With the information they were able to locate Maggie Welz and finally reunite her with her Tiger! 

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Missing Dog Found After 11 Days, The Stars Truly Aligned For This Pup!

On July 15th, Kelly McDuffie and Danny Hartung went out for a hike in Shenandoah National Park, and just so happened to stumble across a lost pup.

The path that led them to the dog was completely unplanned. They originally set to trial down the waterfall hike, since it was a hot day. But as their day unfolded, their plans changed. 

And as they were heading down their new, unplanned trial -- they were starting to regret their decision.

McDuffie told Good Morning America (GMA), "I had said, 'Oh, I wish we had some water to wet our bandanas to cool off,' kind of being sarcastic because I had wanted the waterfall hike."  

And just a minute later, the hikers heard babbling water.

McDuffle continued, "It was surprising because there had been no water on the two miles of the hike so far." Then, they spotted a blackberry bush behind them. "Danny always loves to pick fresh berries, so we went a little further to pick the berries. And after taking a photo, and taking some berries and eating them, Danny says, 'There's a dog back here!,'" recalled McDuffle.

The hiking pair knew EXACTLY who the dog was! Max, the missing dog, whose face has been hung up all over the town, near Skyland Resort. 

The two were beyond ecstatic to have found the missing pup but their rescue mission was just getting started.

Max was scared by the newcomers and growled whenever they got too close. McDuffle even told GMA, that she was actually afraid of dogs but was so excited to have found Max, that her maternal instincts kicked in. 

McDuffle said, "When he finally warmed up and let us pet him, we unraveled our emergency bracelet to make a leash and put it on his collar. His collar was coming off his head because he had lost so much weight … and when we got him to his feet, he couldn't walk."

The pair got to an area that had cell service and called the park rangers for help. The rangers arrived with a stretcher, taken straight to the vet and reunited Max with his family!

The vet said Max had suffered from exhaustion but had no major injuries. 

"Everything just fell into place that day...the stars aligned," McDuffie said.

They certainly did! 

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Missing Cat Was Found After 9 Years And Reunited With His Owners Thanks To His Microchip

In a series of tweets, by @SarahNKraus, it was revealed that a found cat, who was thought to be another missing cat by the name of Bert, was actually a cat named Loki that went missing NINE. YEARS. AGO.

Thanks to those who brought Loki into the vet to check if he was micro-chipped so he could be reunited with his family! Check out the wonderful story and happy tweets below!

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Hilarity Ensues As Family Buries Someone's Else Cat After Their Own Cat Went Missing And...Returned

Read what happened to this family who thought their cat died until they were proved wrong in the most hilarious way possible. Here are the mournful texts between two sisters and their father. 

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Missing Cat Found Doubled In Size And Living Within A Pet Food Factory

Here's an unusual story. Meet Clive, the Norwegian Forest cat, who lived 14 glorious food-filled months apart from his owners. And now, a living legend. Read the complete story here at Mirror.

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And if you know anyone who thinks cats don't miss us when we leave, here's your proof!

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When Richard's german shepherd Dozer went missing from his backyard 18 months ago, he was understandably devastated. After looking for his "best buddy" for over a year he finally decided to adopt a new pup. When her went online to check his local shelter, the very first face that popped up was none other than his beloved Dozer.

It was the first post that came up, and Dozer was just staring me back in the face, looking pretty much like he did 18 months before. And my heart just kind of sank and I started shaking.

Richard's dad, who was near the shelter, stopped by to confirm that the dog was really Dozer via a trick Richard taught him.

One of the first things I taught him was to snap my fingers, and then he'll come around to my right side and wait for his second command.

So I asked dad to go in the cage. The lady was there, and I didn't say what he would do, I just said, 'Snap your fingers.'

Then I said, 'What did he do?' He said, 'He's sitting on my right-hand side looking straight up at me.'

The lady at Claresholm started crying, I started crying, and all the other people at the shelter were crying.

It was just amazing when he got home. As soon as he got on the block, dad said his tail started wagging, and as soon as he pulled into the driveway I opened the door and he just flew right in and buried his head in my armpit and just started whining like a baby.

Dozer is back home now and being thoroughly spoiled.

He was never allowed to sleep on the bed, but he's been on the bed just about every single night since he's been home.

He's got lots of toys, gifts from everybody, so he's got more stuff than he knows what to do with.