Thanks #MerrillvillePoliceDepartment for reaching out to microchip help this morning regarding a gray pitbull that was found.!!! The microchip number provided wasn't found with any microchip company. They were told it wasn't registered.
I asked that the dog be rescanned to see if the 8 could be a 0, because that was coming up as a registered dog in Hammond, Indiana. Sure enough, the 0 was the correct chip number. The phone numbers, however, weren't going through, and the address was Hammond. After doing a little research, I could see a new address in Merrillville. I gave the officer the new address, as it was close to where she told me the dog was found, and Titan was taken home.
We are so glad we were able to get Titan home, Merrillville Police don't have a holding facility and he would have had to go to animal control in Gary. Microchips get dogs home!!!
I spoke to the owner this evening, and provided all the microchip information to get this updated. They are very happy to have Titan home.
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We wish everyone would send microchip numbers to microchiphelp.com any time they can't reach an owner from a chip. A worried family can be waiting for a call.
Rosie was found early this afternoon, wearing a tag with her name and number from out of state that wasn't getting anywhere. Microchip Hunters got a message about this, and reached out to the finder, and learned that Rosie also had a microchip with owner information that wasn't current. The number belonged to someone else.
I found a working number for a family member, who told me that Rosie's owner moved out of state and that Rosie belongs to their friend, Alberto. He told me he would have Alberto call me.
Minutes later, I received a call. Alberto told me that they were taking Rosie for a vet appointment, and a movie was being filmed. A gunshot sound went off, and Rosie took off! Alberto said nobody helped him, and they couldn't find her. He said his wife was crying all day.
I gave the finder Alberto's number and they went to pick her up right away! Thank you so much to this finder for taking Rosie in for them; they are so grateful. Thanks for this sweet photo of them picking her up also!
I will be helping get this microchip information changed over to this new family, just in case she gets out again, and Lost Dogs Illinois will send a new ID tag for her.
Thank you Damien from
North Chicago Animal Control
for sending the microchip information to microchip hunters this morning. We are so happy Missy was picked up and back home so quickly.
Missy was microchipped and registered in 2014, and her owner's contact information was outdated. I was able to find a current number for her, and she told me that she rehomed Missy about 5 years ago to Stacey. She gave me her number, I left a vm and text, and shared to animal control. Stacey came right away to pick Missy up!
Damien was so happy to hear this: "Just happy to get this little lady home. She's following me around like a shadow right now. She's on her way here should be here in a few minutes"
Welcome home Missy! Found 3/19/2021 Reunited 3/20/2021
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This morning, I was sent a second text about a dog with a microchip that was unregistered and no owner information to be found. I texted the finder, and she told me she didn't have the chip information, that the vet didn't give it to her. She gave me the vet name, and I contacted them; they said they didn't have the information anymore.
After speaking to finder Liliana again, she told me this dog was skinny and nervous, but that she would be able to take him to the police station to be scanned. She sent me the chip number. Sure enough, it was not registered, and the only information was to a breeder out of state. I left messages, texts and even a facebook message for the daughter of the breeder, and heard back this afternoon that she wasn't able to find the information of who the dog was sold to in the system. It was from 9/2015. " I just don't know where to start. I'll try and go back to some older paper. I have a girl that came and has organized and we have a new program which is awesome but I'm thinking that was after 2017"
I asked that she please let me know if something is found.
I got the text I was waiting for! The breeder found the paperwork, and was able to give me the information on where this Cockalier was sold to! I found a number for this facility, and they sent me to another facility. Thankfully they communicated, and called me back with the owner name. Mason was purchased in Jan 2016. Of course, the owner's number wasn't going through. I looked up her address on file, and saw that she had moved. I decided to try facebook next, and was able to find a match but in Texas. I was getting discouraged, but sent a private message with Mason's photo, and got a call in a few minutes!
"What is going on with Mason," she asked. I told her he was found, and all about the microchip chase. She told me she moved to Texas in August, and that she gave Mason to a friend in August. Her friend never told her he was missing. Ambyr told me her and her family love that dog to pieces, and that her family will go get him and get him back to her in Texas. She was shocked to learn he was in Kankakee, but her sister jumped in the car and went to pick him up right away!
Mason will be going home to Ambyr, in the meantime he is home with family,. He was "super excited" to see Ambyr's family. He was definitely missing home. Ambyr will be registering Mason's microchip too.
Thank you Liliana for helping get this boy home where he is loved!
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Home at last! Gisselle took in a dog she found, registered him to Lost Dogs Illinois and sent the microchip information to Microchip help, as it wasn't registered. PAWS provided the information but the number was no longer correct and the dog didn't belong to the family at the address on file. The microchip was from 2010.
I was having a hard time finding a match to this owner's name in many searches I tried. I finally found a connection to someone with the same first name but different last name. His wife answered, and after discussing the name, street and description of the dog, she realized it could be her husband's cousin! She told me she would reach out to them, and I received a call shortly after from Maria asking about her missing dog Farley. I gave them the finder's information, she sent Gisselle many photos of Farley, and it was a match.
Farley and his family reunited today! Thank you Gisselle, you are terrific!
Welcome home Farley - Found 3/10/2021 Reunited 3/13/2021
Chris from #PetProfileRescue messaged microchip hunters about a dog found between Dolton and Oak Lawn. The microchip was not registered, but again
was able to provide owner information from the microchip implanted in 2011.
The phone number was disconnected and I began searching the owner information - it appeared the owner of Mocha passed away over 4 years ago, so I spent some time making calls and sending texts to possible family members. So far nothing. Chris told me Tom, an experienced foster would hold on to her in the meantime.
I found a name, Torrence, that had connections to a couple of the addresses. The last names didn't match, but figured I would give it a shot. I told Torrence I was calling to see if he knew anything about a little dog that was found, named Mocha, and right away he said, "I know that dog, is she a Shih Tzu?" When I told him it was, he said, "That was my grandmother's dog, but she passed away and her friend took Mocha. Let me try and reach her and have her call you."
Mazette called me last night. Boy was she glad that Mocha was found safe. She had been looking for her. She said that her husband passed away, and then her friend, and that Mocha was really special to her. She goes all over the house with her, and keeps her company. She adores her, and she called Tom right away and made arrangements for Mocha's pickup this morning.
I received a call shortly after Mocha went home. When I asked Mazette how she was doing, she said "I am much better now."
Dogs are amazing companions, and sure are missed when they are lost. Thank you for contacting Microchip help Chris, you made someone and their dog very happy.
Microchip Hunters helped get the microchip regsitered and will be sending Mocha an ID tag for her collar!
On Wednesday, March 3, Larry who volunteers for #Baarkdogrescue found a little blind and deaf Pekingnese in Chicago, and took him to his vet to scan for a microchip. It was not registered but was implanted through Paws Chicago. He registered to Lost Dogs Illinois, and the microchip information was sent too. Microchip Hunters left a message for Paws that evening and followed up the next morning.
Paws had owner information from when "Shane" was chipped over 11 years ago, and microchip hunters went to work.
I left a voicemail and text for the number on file, and researched the name and address. I found another number, and also left a voicemail and text, and got a quick "yes" to are you missing a Pekingnese named Shane. My phone rang, and I expected to hear that he just got out that day. Per Larry, "he is blind, old and skinny, but well groomed." Instead, I heard a voice full of emotions. Shauna told me that Shane got out of their yard a couple of years ago, and was found, but whoever found him contacted them, and then stopped responding when they tried to make arrangements to meet to pick him up. They were devastated.
Shauna was so emotional, as was I, hearing about Shane. He was a part of their family since 2004, and is 17 years old. She told me she "thought that he was gone.' This was not a phone call she ever expected. She sent photos of Shane from years back all the way up to 2018 to Larry and myself, and arrangements were made to go get their boy. It had been long enough.
Microchip Hunters made sure Shane's chip is properly registered now, and his family is just so glad he is home resting with them. They missed him so much.
Thanks Larry for all your help!
Special thanks to
for always being there for Microchip Hunters!
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Kevin, the Shetland Sheepdog taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control had a microchip, but the phone number wasn't working so the information was sent to microchiphelp.com.
Microchip Hunters was able to get a current email address and the owners called right away. They were out of the country, and someone was caring for Kevin when he went missing. They let animal control know they would be back in town the next day, and would be picking him up. They were so happy he was found - they owned Kevin since he was a puppy, over a year now.
Welcome home Kevin!
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Microchip Hunters helped Charlie get back to his family - he was found and taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control wearing a Will County rabies tag from 2017 on a Friday. Thankfully,a Will County Officer was able to look up owner information for Microchip Hunters, and Charlie's family cried when they got the call on Sunday. "My daughter will be so relieved." They picked him up after he stayed to be neutered, and are are so grateful he is back home with them.
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Gismo was found after 3 years, a little disheveled, but his family will be taking care of that!
Gismo found his way to Chicago Animal Care and Control. His microchip was not registered, but luckily CACC had owner information from 9 years ago! The phone number, however, was no longer current, so Microchip Hunters took over.
Microchip Hunters were able to reach the owner by finding a current email after many incorrect phone numbers! When the family heard the news, they couldn't wait to get Gismo home. They went to CACC immediately! He is now home, and will be taken in to be checked and get cleaned up! We hope to share his “after” photos when we receive them!
Let's also get that microchip registered!
Found 1/10/2021 Reunited 1/11/2021 Welcome Gismo!