Even under the best of circumstances, shelters do not really ever check for microchips. Good volunteers . . .
They lost this cat while traveling and even put up security cameras which failed to pick up any movement of their cat. That’s because their cat was not moving, by the 8 Day Rule. The cat was right there and of course the “search dog” couldn't find it, anyway. (Those scammers sure got their bundle of money, though. They make sure to get paid up front for the two hour dog walk.)
They are thinking . . .
Anyway, shelters never check for chips even though they all claim that they do. It’s a dirty secret. If they did find a chip they would have to expend resources . . .
This is an example of discovering cat psychology as it relates to an ecosystem. It’s a major discovery that cats are afraid of moving lights. This will apply to your domestic cat, too. This general approach to understanding predator psychology is the way to prevent lion attacks on livestock, everywhere that there are lions.
Using predator psychology . . .
“[Danielle] Martinez is one such student. This summer, between her first and second years of grad school, she plans to dissect and sort more than 200 coyote stomachs. Her research specifically examines how often coyotes prey on domestic cats.”
And, so far, no cats in the stomachs of the coyotes.
“But she’s also been surprised. She’s seen bits of raccoon and Styrofoam. And, in one stomach, . . .