Sometimes our microchip hunters are tagged or messaged on neighborhood pages for dogs wearing rabies tags. Unfortunately it can be difficult to find out rabies tag information after hours and weekends.
I called the Cook County Sheriff’s non-emergency number, and they said there was no information entered in. I was given another number, which is Cook County Animal and Rabies Control after hours. They took my name and number but couldn’t guarantee if someone would call me back or not. LUCKILY one of the CCARC’s officers called me back. Even though the internet connection was sketchy, he kept trying and he found out who the rabies tag was sold too.
With the help of another microchip help volunteer, we were able to contact the organization who vaccinated Bobbie. The employee was able to give us the owner’s name and phone number.
I called and left message on Anne’s phone. I didn’t get a call back, so I called the next morning and got in touch with her. Yes, she was missing Bobbie, her 13 year old dog that she had since he was a puppy.
Bobbie was found about 4.5 miles from home. Anne only has a land line phone, is not on the internet, nor does she own a cell phone. This is why we all need to go beyond what is needed to find the dog’s rightful owner. You never know an owner’s situation.
Anne is so happy to have Bobbie back home.
Chase was a microchip case sent to us from Chicago Animal Care and Control back in April, 2019. He was found again yesterday by a good samaritan but the phone number for the microchip was disconnected. Microchip hunters were tagged on the found post from a neighborhood page.
I thought this would be an easy one, since we worked it before, but...the registered owner wasn't easy to reach, then or now. Petkey told me the original owner, Maria, was the only one on the chip and that she had never authorized any transfer of ownerships. I let the finder know this and he said the woman he gave the dog to will give her back if the owner replies to us. Petkey was also waiting for a reply.
Today, a lost post for Chase was made by a family member of the registered owner, Eva. She is Chase's owner and had proof - she asked Maria to call me. I spoke with the finder and he let the woman that took Chase know to bring him to Chicago Animal Care and Control so that Eva could pick him up there.
Maria sent CACC emails authorizing Eva to pick Chase up, and she also updated the microchip in case Chase runs off. He likes to run, like Huskies do.
Everyone is thankful that Chase is home.
Lost Dogs Illinois
Home at Last! The found Pitbulls from #Zion #IL are home safe and sound! "#LostDogsIllinois #MicrochipHunters found the owner’s info and contacted him. #GrandAnimalHospital helped with the reunion this morning. Lost Dogs Illinois Microchip Hunters did all of the detective work after I ran into brick walls trying to find the owner." Found 1/9/2020; Reunite 1/11/2020. Welcome home to these sweethearts! Thank you for keeping them safe Ande!
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"Lost Dogs Illinois made all the difference!! Within a matter of hours of receiving the chip info, I was contacted by the owner. I’m not sure what kind of magical powers you guys have but you are awesome!!"
Our story: Ande, the finder, was so kind to get these found dogs scanned for a microchip. Only one of the dogs had a chip. It was an unregistered homeagain microchip, but backtracked to McHenry County Animal Control & Adoption Center Friends. Ande contacted them, but they were unable to connect with this owner. The information was from early 2013 when "Bowser" was microchipped. She then took them home to hold them and posted them found, waiting to hear from their family.
Ande's friend sent the microchip information to one of the Lost Dog Illinois volunteers, who messaged it to us at Microchip Help!
I was able to get the owner information #MchenryCountyAnimalControl had on file, thanks to the Officer that called me back last night! He also told me that the dog wasn't owned by this family since 2014. Thank you so much!
I was able to find a working number for the original owner, and he called me back right away letting me know that his mom facilitated in finding Bowser's new home and that he would see if she still had any information for them. Thankfully she did, and Leo called me and was hoping to be able to pick them up last night, but it was late and the finder had already been asleep. Leo was so happy, and thankful his sweethearts were in a warm home.
They are now back with Leo; he loves these dogs very much. "He only lives a few streets away. It was a case of a wind blew a gate open and off they went. Thank you so much for your help!!! We really couldn't have had such great results without you. 🙂"