Once in a while we get lucky enough to share in a moment of profound joy when reuniting a pet with their owner. Locating a microchip is the key. We scan all animals that come into the shelter and every staff member hopes to here that 'beep' and see a green light; this means there's a microchip and a chance at locating their owner.
When we call owners to tell them that their pet is in our care, it's a surreal moment for them and us. Oftentimes owners fear the worst but hope for the best when their animal is lost.
Reunions are what animal sheltering is mostly about. This is what VCAS is about. Moments like these define each of us and make us work harder for every happy ending.