I called the Humane Society to get our name put onto the registry for the chip the cat already has implanted, and the lady on the phone there said “that number’s registered with us.” In fact, it was implanted in 2008, which is funny, because the vet I took her to on Wednesday guesstimated her age at 1 1/2 to 2 years old. I told the Humane Society lady that I’d been told the chip was not registered with them by the vet’s office I took the cat to, but if she belonged to someone then the Society should let them know she was here. The lady said there was no lost animal report on file for the beast, and the registered owner is in Waipahu, six or seven miles away. Given the cat’s condition when it arrived in our yard, it’s hard to believe she traveled those miles without losing some weight and getting her coat thoroughly matted, and that wasn’t the case. I’m thinking she was dumped.
Anyway, the Society left a message on the registered owner’s voice mail, so we’ll see. We don’t particularly want to give her up, but if she’s got a pining owner then she should go back there.