"A microchip does help a lot"
I posted a case that came to us at Microchip Help later afternoon yesterday from Chicago Animal Care and Control because of a disconnected phone number. It was an adorable little black and white dog with an AKC Reunite Microchip. I called AKC Reunite to get the owner information, and as I always do, I asked if there was an email address. They found one.
Not even an hour later, I received a call. "Hi, this is Nicole. I received an email that you have my dog. Where did you find him; I've been looking for him since yesterday!"
I was confused; I hadn't emailed Nicole. I then realized that AKC did, and that they gave her my contact information! How awesome!
I told Nicole where Boscko was, but she had to pick her kids up so asked if she could pick her Boscko up tomorrow. I could tell by her tone when she asked how much they would charge that she may need some help with the fees. She did say she would try to come up with it, but was a little short. Lost Dogs Illinois did help Nicole pay for his reclaim fee.
I received a text and precious reunion photo from Nicole:
"We got Boscko!!!!! Thank you so much our pack is now back complete!!!!! Without LDI I wouldn't have him.. I thank you so much"
I asked Nicole for permission to post this and use her reunion photo, and she said, "You definitely can post it, I would like everyone to know that a microchip does help a lot"
Thanks to AKC Reunite for taking that extra step to email Nicole for us. Nicole updated Boscko's microchip so her new phone number is registered, just in case! He means the world her; she has had him almost 8 years.
Welcome back to your pack Boscko - you sure have a loving family. They needed you back home!
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