This gorgeous Cane Corso was found at a dog park with a bowl of water. No owner in sight. It would be easy to assume someone abandoned her there.
A nice couple took her home for the night, and their friend Rubio reached out to help them! He contacted us at microchip help to check into her very current rabies tag! We were able to get her owner information, and when we couldn't connect by phone right away, the finders went to her home!
This sweet couple was told that 'dad is a firefighter and has been at work for an extended shift, and that Mom and daughters were out looking for her' They were very happy to see her, and we are so grateful for their effort to return NALA to her home.
Today I received a text from dad: "OMG, Thank you I'm just seeing this, I have a loaner phone and my screen went black. I appreciate you she is home safe and sound we looked for her til 3am combing the area. A wonderful couple brought her back!" Thank you Rubio and friends!
Nala didn't need a new home, she just needed to go home.
Found 6/11/2020 Reunited 6/12/2020
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Here are some additional dogs microchip hunters helped reunite just in the last few days! A couple from Chicago Animal Care and Control, and a couple from police stations!
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Kayla, a 2 year old adorable Pitbull Mix, wound up at Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) on 5/23/2020. Her microchip was registered in 2018, but when CACC called the phone number, the person that answered said they had the wrong number.
CACC sent this to Micrcohip Help. In searching for the owner, I came across some phone numbers to try for the owner, Kaneel. It turned out that a number I left a voicemail and sent a text to was his sister, and minutes later, I received a call from Kaneel.
I told him that Kayla was found and taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control, and he said that a family member was taking care of her while he was out of town for a week. He just got back, and was very happy to hear the news that Kayla was found, and he emailed CACC to get her picked up today. He didn't know about Chicago Animal Control, so we are very thankful they sent this to microchip hunters to work on.
Found 5/23/2020; Reunited 5/25/2020 Welcome Home Kayla!
***The owner sent a back home photo to share, and will be updating the microchip information to his current number***
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Helping dogs get back home
Negra had a microchip, and when Chicago Animal Care and Control was unable to connect with the owner, they reached out to Microchip Help. Her voicemail was full, but they knew she had a family that was probably frantically looking for her, and they were.
I was able to reach the owner by phone, but she didn't speak any English, so I spoke to a young child. The child told me they were looking for Negra, and I let her know I would text her the information on how to get her home (using google translate), I could tell there was more that the owner was trying to tell me, so I reached out to one of our LDI volunteers that speaks Spanish, and Cristal was able to call and find out a cat was also missing, but had no microchip, and that the owner wasn't going to be able to pay Negra's reclaim fee right away.
Lost Dogs Illinois paid Negra's reclaim fee,and thankfully the cat turned back up at home the next day!
Negra's family was so happy to get her home, and Negra was happy too! Please help us make these reunions possible for those that need us!
Welcome home Bella Negra, you are loved!
Blacky is home!!!
Somehow Blacky ended up at Chicago Animal Care and Control this past weekend and while he was chipped, the contact information was no longer valid. Microchip Hunters got the case and started calling and texting what phone numbers we were able to find -- but no luck -- a lot of “Sorry, wrong number”! Anita tried a Facebook search and came up with an account that had possibilities. So a message was sent via Facebook but she wasn’t too optimistic because so often people don’t respond to messages from strangers. Getting a reply within just a few hours was a very welcome surprise!!!
Blacky’s owner provided a working phone number so we could contact them. The owner was very thankful and said they would get in touch with CACC right away. By the next day Blacky was home!
Welcome home beautiful boy! We knew someone was looking for you!
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Grover hitched a ride...
Microchip Hunters worked a microchip case for a cat named Grover, being held by a good samaritan. Grover was found in Chicago. It turns out that Grover was microchipped at Paws, by a cat rescue named St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines. They were able to get owner information, and the Grover was reunited with his family!
Grover and his family live all the way in Huntley!They think he "hitched a ride on a moving truck that was in their neighborhood yesterday" It was Grover's lucky day to be found and well taken care of! Thank you Mark!
Welcome home Grover, we heard you are very friendly!
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Thank you Liliana, for sending the microchip information to microchip help so we can find Peaches' family!
Liliana saw a post for a dog that was 'found a month ago, and needing a home' She wanted to be sure that this dog didn't have a family, and offered to take in the dog so she could research further. She got her rescanned and sent the microchip number to us at microchip help.
I was able to see a recent update on the microchip from May. I reached out to the owner on file, and Desiree called me immediately! Of course, she was crying happy tears, and told me, "I haven't seen Peaches in 4 years. She got away from my boyfriend then, and I haven't stopped looking for her." She said she had been praying and waiting to hear this news. I gave her Liliana's number but because it was late, told her she may not answer, but that Peaches was safe in a home.
Desiree also told me that she got a call a while back from a vet that Peaches was found. She was then told that the she got away from the finder, and they no longer had Peaches.
Desiree had Peaches for 4 years before she went missing!
I sent an email and text to Liliana last night to give her this news that Desiree would be calling her! She called me this morning, so happy, and let me know she was coming at 9. I told her to make sure to get a video!
'Peaches was so happy to see Desiree and her younger sister 💗 Peaches was so thankful and was jumpy and gave me so many kisses a reaction I had not seen from her before. This girl has many years left in her. I’m just happy she is back home after such a long time. To think she was only a few blocks away from her home this whole time.'
From Desiree: "OMG Thats right by me!!!! Thank you so much 🙏 God bless you!!!! Im so thankful ! Thank you for your help!"
Welcome home Peaches, Missing 2016; Reunited 2020
***We can't stress the value of microchips, keeping them updated gets your dogs home!*** Lost Dogs Illinois will be sending Peaches an ID tag for her collar
Reunion Video in Comments!