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The Scottish SPCA recently reunited Chewy, a female cat, with her owner after she was struck by a van in Livingston.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was made aware of the incident by a community member on 9 October.

After the incident, Chewy was scanned for a microchip which revealed that, while she was found in Livingston, she actually belonged to Chloe Troup of Edinburgh.

Animal Rescue Officer Connie O’Neill said, “Microchipping is a great practice and this is a prime example of it working to reunite a pet with its owner.

“If Chewy hadn’t been chipped, we may never have reunited her with her Chloe.”

Troup had been looking for Chewy since she went missing on 1 October from their Edinburgh home.

Troup said, “When Chewy went missing my heart broke. Every night I went out looking for her.

“When I heard she was found in Livingston I was shocked. She’s never been out of the house before.

“She has a lot of bumps and bruises and some nerve damage in her leg, but she’s a fighter and at least now she’s safe.

“I just want to thank whoever stopped and phoned The Scottish SPCA about her. I owe you a lot for saving my best friend.”

All of the Scottish SPCA’s animal rescue and rehoming centres offer a microchipping service. For more information please call 03000 999 999.

Photo courtesy of Scottish SPCA