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Beautiful siamese cat Cupcake on relieved owner's shoulder (photo courtesy BBC)
Beautiful siamese cat Cupcake at vet surgery with vet nurse (photo courtesy BBC)

Cupcake’s plight highlights the importance of microchipping

An eight-year-old Siamese cat, Cupcake, has managed to survive an eight-day stint in the post, inside a box filled with old DVD’s and CD’s.

Beautiful siamese cat Cupcake being hugged and kissed by relieved owner at vet surgery (photo courtesy BBC)

An eight-year-old Siamese cat, Cupcake, has managed to survive an eight-day stint in the post, inside a box filled with old DVD’s and CD’s.

Cupcake’s owners had been preparing boxes to post from Falmouth on the Cornwall coast (the other side of the coast to St Columb Penmellyn Vets) to a company in Goring-by-Sea in West Sussex: when inquisitive Cupcake jumped in and curled up.

Unknowingly, the owners sealed the box with Cupcake in it; and sent it on its cross country voyage. It was only when the parcel was received at the other end that the cat was discovered and the RSPCA was called.

RSPCA inspector Julie Parsons commented: “Poor Cupcake was very lucky to survive. When I arrived she was very weak and fragile. She had been trapped in the box for around eight days and was in a dehydrated and very hungry state. Luckily, she made a quick recovery and had been microchipped so I was able to scan her and track her owners down.”

Cupcake’s plight highlights the importance of ensuring pets are microchipped, as without a microchip, Cupcake would most likely never have been reunited with her owners. From the 6 April 2016, it is compulsory for all dogs in the UK to be microchipped, but this story proves how important it is to have your cats microchipped too.

Speak to us at any one of our Surgeries or our main Penmellyn Vets StColumb Hospital for advice about microchipping your pet.

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