Mellie went home from Chicago Animal Care and Control Tuesday. He came in with a microchip from 9 years ago, with a disconnected phone number. CACC sent the microchip to Microchip Hunters for help reaching the family.
I tried several numbers and emails I found that could belong to the owner. I received a call back from my email! She was so happy, and asked where he was found - they were looking for Mellie for 12 days. He went missing on the 17th.
Shainice told me her mom had him over 13 years and was literally worried sick about him.
Mellie was picked up Tuesday, but something had happened to his eye while he was lost. They went to the emergency vet right away. It was badly infected, and he had to stay overnight for emergency surgery to have his eye removed. He is now home resting comfortably in his bed.
We are so thankful that Chicago Animal Control sent this to us so that he could be with his family during this time.
Get well soon Mellie, you couldn't be more loved!
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