4 August, 2022
Malvin returns after two years missing
A dog has been found after being missing for two years from his Gilgandra home.
Malvin the kelpie was found on
Saturday, July 30, crossing the Newell
Highway. The passerby noticed that he
was very skinny, had a limp, and when
approached was very dehydrated and
“We settled him, gave him what little
food we had suitable for him, and gave
him some water and wrapped him in a
towel,” said Kassandra Hunter in a
After spending the weekend at the
pound, Malvin was collected and
returned to his owner on Monday, who
was beyond surprised and filled with
Cases like this highlight the
importance of microchipping your animals
and keeping your details up to date.
“It’s always great when we can locate
an animal’s owner swiftly and have them
reconnected once again with their animal,”
said Gilgandra Shire Council general
manager, David Neeves.
“Without microchipping and up to
date details, it can be a much longer process.
“We are happy to hear Marvin has finally be able to go home to his owners after a long two years apart, and encourage everyone to make sure all their pets are microchipped and their information is up to date.”