This pretty green-eyed black cat showed up near the home of a good samaritan, Lisa, who posted her with helpinglostpets.com / Lost Cats Illinois.
Because the Avid microchip wasn't registered, she submitted it to Microchip help. Having 3 cats of her own, Lisa had to keep this girl in her garage, with a recliner, litter box, food, water, and attention.
I was able to find the owner's information by calling Animal Welfare League. This sweet girl was adopted in 2010. Sadly, when I did some searching for the owner, I discovered he was deceased just a few months, and found some contacts to go on through his facebook page, which also had hundred of photos of his cats that he obviously loved. I saw he named this cat Missy.
I was finally able to speak to the late owner's fiance, who let me know that she had to rehome the 3 cats that he owned; her daughter took one in, but the other two were given to a family in Round Lake Beach. She was able to find the new family's phone number. She was concerned, as Missy was the closest to her owner, and they were indoor cats for 9 years.
I spoke to Missy's new owner. She told me the other cat is doing great, but that Missy is hiding all the time, and not adjusting well. She snuck out on them. I gave her the finder's information, and she was able to pick Missy up the next day. I also gave her Missy's microchip information, so she can transfer owner to her name and number.
Missy's new family sent me a text this morning: "Missy was picked up yesterday. She is doing fine." I was glad to hear it.
Thanks Lisa for taking Missy in and keeping her safe. As you said, "the new owner lives very close to me - maybe 3 blocks away but across a busy road. I'm happy kitty made it safely across that street. It's a very busy road." We are grateful for people like you.
We wish Missy a happy new life in her new home...thank you to her new family for giving them another chance to have a loving family.
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Thank you to the Bensenville Police Departmentfor registering this found dog with helping lost pets, and sending the microchip information to microchip hunters so they could help get sweet Lucy home!!! It was so nice that she didn't end up having to go to a shelter and wait for her family!
The found Mix from #Bensenville#IL is home safe & sound. Her name is Lucy!!! Message: "Microchip Hunters (Microchiphelp.com) helped and found the owner! " Missing 06/23/2019. Reunited 06/24/2019. Welcome home Lucy!
This gorgeous Siamese cat had an unregistered microchip with dead end phone number thatChicago Animal Care and Control sent Microchip Hunters with the owner's name and address. They were unable to get a hold of Tiffaney.
I was able to get Tiffaney's phone number by messaging her sister. Her sister said she was looking for Zeke, and sure enough, she was!!!
Tiffaney loves Ezekiel, and recently moved. "Thank you so much for all of your help. I've been keeping track of where people see him in my area. Then everyone stopped seeing him." He was missing a week!
Zeke went home yesterday!
"He got right up and started meowing like crazy! I put a collar on him right away and ordered an updated tag for him 😊 Just moved so I didn't have one. He is happy to be home. Just started meowing when we got home. He does that when he's happy."
Welcome home beautiful boy!!!
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We are happy that Roxy was able to go home today. Her owner is out of town, and the father was caring for Roxy. He told me she opens the gate with her head, and he needs to work on that so she doesn't get out again. His daughter loves Roxy very much and kept checking with both her mother and father about getting to Chicago Animal Care and Control so she can go home.
Roxy got to Chicago Animal Care and Control on 6/6/2019 and when they didn't hear back from the owner information they had on file (the father's information from the adoption), they contacted us at Microchip Hunters.
I contacted Home Again and found out the daughter is the name on the microchip, along with her phone number. She called me back right away, and said her mom would be picking Roxy up the next day.
After a few days, I checked back and was told that the mother had no ride to CACC. Our microchip hunter Katie C. called the family too and offered her a ride to pick Roxy up!!! Thank you Katie!!! The mother, however, thought she had found one. Roxy was still there yesterday...
I heard back from the father today when he was on his way to CACC, and he was able to to pick Roxy up. It was hard for him to get there by 6:15 after work. He said his daughter kept calling him to please pick her up. We are so glad it worked out.
Found 6/6/2019; Reunited 6/11/2019. Welcome home beautiful girl...we are happy your microchip information is up to date!!! They work!!!
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Microchip Hunters received an email from Nassau County Animal Services Florida regarding a microchipped cat.
We only knew the microchip number and that he was
found in Yulee FL. Shelter staff advised the chip was from Germany, but could trace it no further.
Our volunteer Jeanette researched the German manufacturer and emailed for owner information. The company wrote her back with the owner’s name, but said the address was in Germany, and the dog was named “Juan.” Jeanette hoped that the language barrier was responsible for turning a cat into a dog!
Jeanette did a background search using the owner's name, but used Yulee, FL as the town and state since the cat was found there. She found a match in a nearby town, and saw there were relatives in Yulee FL so was hopeful this was the owner! She posted this information to the Microchip Hunter group and Microchip Hunter volunteer Ann took it from there.
Ann saw that there was a relative with an unusual surname and checked Facebook for that name. There were only three matches. They lived in Florida and had attended school in Germany. She looked up the German school and it was less than ten miles from the town in Germany that was listed on Juan’s chip. There had to be a connection! She checked their friend list on Facebook and the owner's name was there. Ann was 100% sure this was Juan the cat’s family.
Ann sent the owner a message on Facebook, but it didn't appear that she or her relative were active there, so she sent a text. Per Ann: “The text response was quick, but short and didn't really answer my question. I sent a photo of the kitty and still got no response. A few minutes later, I asked if they were from Germany. They immediately responded in German. I used Google translate to send a message again saying the kitty was found and asked about Jessica, who was the owner. They said that the kitty has been missing for two years."
"I immediately got a text from the owner. She said her friend told her that her cat was found and yes they came from Germany and the cat's name was Juan, and she was ‘sooooooo happy.’
Two years before, Juan had gotten away from a petsitter. This was shortly before Hurricane Irma, so she thought Juan was dead.”
Juan has been picked up and is now home after 2 years!!! We wish we knew where he has been!!!
Nassau County Animal Shelter staff did a great job on this microchip. They knew the chip was International, but they just did not have the time or expertise to track down the owner. Shelter staff can’t make a time commitment like this one. It took the Microchip Hunters hours of research.
Welcome home Juan!!! You have been through a lot!!!
This little doll was at Chicago Animal Care and Control with an unregistered Avid microchip. Chicago Animal Control wasn't able to get owner information so sent it Microchip Hunters. They were sure she had a family, but nobody had come in for her yet.
I contacted Avid, and found out Cook County Animal Control implanted the microchip back in 2008. Cook County Animal Control was able to provide me owner information. I tried the numbers given, and both were disconnected numbers, so I began a check for relatives.
One of the numbers I tried turned out to be the son-in-law of the owner. He answered right away, and said, yes my in-laws are missing a little black Chihuahua! He put his wife on the phone, and she said her mother is currently ill, but that she will leave right away to pick Chiquita up; she said this will make my mother feel better!!! They had been looking for her and her mother was very upset.
Chiquita was picked up, and is now home safe and sound! Thank goodness CACC reached out to us. It would have been so sad if this little cutie got adopted or transferred to a rescue because the microchip wasn't registered. She has been a part of their family for at least 11 years!
Found 6/6/2019; Reunited 6/12/2019. Welcome home Chiquita.
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"Thank u so much for all your help if it wasn't for you we would've never found her❤️. I really appreciate all you did to get her home; everyone is really glad she is ok and back home. I will register her w avid first thing in the morning. Again thank you"
Gwenna is so happy to be home!
Chicago Animal Care and Control sent#MicrochipHunters this case this morning. "Stray dog with a chip phone number on chip no longer belongs to owner."
I pulled up the microchip information and called free pet registry for owner information. They didn't answer, and I could only leave a voicemail for them to call me back, so decided to go to their website,www.freepetregistry.com, in the meantime. I entered my information as though I found the dog.
Not long after, I received a call from Sadie, and she went right away to get Gwenna! She had a treat and will be getting a bath! She is so happy to be home! I reminded Sadie to update her phone number with the microchip company too!
Found 6/3/2019; Reunited 6/9/2019. Welcome home beautiful girl! Your family loves you!
***Photo at CACC and going home!***
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Lambchop has a family that loves her!
When I saw this dog that was sent to #MicrochipHelp I knew she had to have a family frantically looking for her. She was taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control on 5/31/2019.
I looked up the the microchip information through Avid and found that this girl's microchip was never registered, so went with the owner information Chicago Animal Care and Control had records for on her.
I finally made contact, with some more research, after no replies for many messages and emails sent. It was the owner's daughter, Erica, that called me back, immediately after sending a text message that there is a dog found and we are looking for her family. There was a long pause after, Jeanette? I could feel the emotions coming through the phone. Lambchop was her mother's dog, and she had passed away 3 years ago. She has been her dog ever since and her family loves Lambchop dearly. She disappeared when let out in the backyard, and Erica thought she had been stolen. She said her kids will be so happy!
Erica's husband went to CACC to pick Lambchop up that afternoon after work, and they are so grateful to have her back home. She is about 13 years old now, and they couldn't imagine life without her.
Missing 5/30/2019; Reunited 6/5/2019
Erica will register Lambchop's microchip now as well!
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Misty and Duke, two beautiful Pitbulls, showed up at Chicago Animal Care and Control and the phone numbers from Duke's microchip registration were disconnected. They sent it to Microchip Hunters, and I was able to get owner information from AKC Reunite, and as always, I asked for an email address for the registered owner.
AKC Reunite again sent the owner an email, and the owner called me right away! Her ex now cares for the dogs, so she was able to contact him, and he let us know he would be picking up Misty and Duke!
They are both home today!
Microchips get dogs home - be sure they stay updated!
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