Chicago Animal Care and Control submitted Diamond's microchip information to microchip help after trying the owner's disconnected phone number.
After calling, texting and emailing from information I could find on this owner, I received a call from someone else asking about how to pick her dog Diamond up. She said that her friend received an email, and that Diamond belonged to her now. She also told me she had a second dog, Rusty, that did not have a microchip, and asked if he was there also. And he was!!! The owner was just getting back into town, and just heard they were lost from a neighbor.
Both Diamond and Rusty were picked up and are home, and Diamond's micorchip will be updated to her new family.
Thank goodness for microchips, this one got 2 dogs home to their family that loves them.
Welcome home you two!
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Lost Dogs/MIcrochip Hunters were able to locate the owner, contact her and give her our number. We’re so thankful for the help because we kept hitting dead ends with all the information given. Thank you Lost Dogs for everything you do!
Shadow lives on...
A beautiful black Lab Mix was found and taken to the 16th district police station in #Chicago #IL. He was wearing rables tags from 1992, an ID tag with the name Shadow, and a tag with the owner's name and outdated phone number. This cutie was also microchipped to a different name, Brody, and two owner names from Tennessee with Tennessee phone numbers.
The 16th District Chicago Police Department sent this to microchip hunters for help, as they weren't having any luck reaching an owner.
After researching, I was able to leave a message for a relative, who contacted a relative! Turns out, the family was using Shadow's collar with tags from almost 30 years ago!
Never revealing Brody's name from the microchip, I received a call from Ryan. He said, "I think you found our dog Brody." He was adopted a couple years ago but the microchip wasn't changed to their name yet. As soon as I gave them the information to where he was, they were in the car and over to the district right away!
Brody went home, and will be getting his microchip information updated by his family right away!
Ryan texted me a photo of Brody getting picked up! They are very thankful! His sister in law said, " I thought Shadow came back to us"
"Thanks Jeanette and CPD! Reunited with Brody!"
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This beautiful girl showed up at Chicago Animal Care and Control, she was scanned and a microchip was found. The phone number was just giving a busy signal, so off it went to Microchip Help.
Thankfully microchip hunters was able to reach Beyonce's mom through an email found. Her mom said "Beyonce slipped out the back yard on Saturday."
Missing 6/20/2020; Reunited 6/30/2020 Welcome home Beyonce, you are irreplaceable!
The picture says it all...
Buddah was found, registered and posted to Lost Dogs Illinois. He was microchipped, however, taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control. Thank you Laura for keeping him safe. The microchip was not registered but it showed that it was implanted through Alive Rescue.
Alive Rescue was contacted. They provided CACC with owner information. When they didn't hear back from the number they left a message on after a few days, they submitted it to us at microchip help. Thank you CACC!
I spent some time calling around to possible phone numbers for Esmeralda. Nothing worked, and many wrong numbers. After trying family members numbers I could find, I finally reached a sister, Maria, that doesn't live in the state, but she gave me Esmeralda's current, correct phone number, along with their brother's number. Maria told me that Buddah got out on Friday, June 19th and they had been looking for him ever since. .
Esmeralda wanted to know when she could pick Buddah up, and I gave her the information to contact CACC. It was after hours, but they got back to her first thing, and set up a time right away for her to get there to pick him up.
The family is very happy to have Buddah back. He has been with them a few years, and he is loved dearly. The photo is of Buddah just getting back in the car.
The photo says it all.....Buddah is loved. He is family.
Found 6/19/2020; To CACC 6/20/2020; Reunited 6/25/2020
Welcome home Buddah!
(The family will be registering the microchip)
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Toby was on his very last day of his 7 day stray hold Chicago Animal Care and Control. CACC left a voicemail at the numbers provided, and sent a letter to the address on file, and didn't hear back.
Microchip Hunters reached out to see if we can help, this boy was way too cute to not be missed.
I did some research on the owner from the microchip, and was able to see that the address and phone numbers probably weren't current any longer, since they were from 2009, and tried some family members I could find.
I found a sister, and she said, OMG they had a dog named Toby that went missing many years ago. When I sent her the photo, she said "Yes it's Toby. Omg omg Thank u" She had her niece Mayra call me, and they went to pick Toby up from CACC that afternoon, just in the nick of time! A rescue would have scooped him up right away.
Toby went missing when he was 3 years old. Mayra and her family had him since he was a puppy, and brought Toby with them all the way from Mexico when they first came to the U.S. They looked for him for a couple of months, and were devastated. Mayra was shocked to hear this news, and seemed unsure. "I honestly didn't think we would get him back. My whole family is super happy! My mom and dad are very happy to have him home again"
Mayra sent me photos of Toby and the family when he was a puppy, adult, and her with him today. She told me, "I kept the sweater!"
Missing 2011, Found 6/8/2020; Reunited 6/15/2020
Welcome home sweet Toby!!!
#MicrochipsWork #MicrochipsWork #MicrochipsWork
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"They live on the next block"
Bertha found a sweet little Chihuahua near her home in the West Lawn area of Chicago on Sunday. He was wearing a rabies tag from Winnebago County.
The phone number provided from Winnebago County to Annie, who was helping Bertha, didn't belong to a person that ever owned Leo. Microchip Help was tagged last night.
I called to get owner information, and an animal control officer from Winnebago County wasn't able to find anything for me right away.
I knew WCAS wasn't open until 11 am Tuesday so
I reached out to Stephanie from Care for Pets, because they work with WCAS all the time, and she told me she would be in early in the morning to see if they can get me more information.
Stephanie gave me the owner's name and address, in Rockford, and again the incorrect phone number, so I began doing some searching.
I was able to find a new phone number, and when I mentioned Leo was found, she said thank you so much, we gave Leo to my Brother in Law that lives in Chicago. We love him so much, my 6 year old son always asks about him. She gave me his name and phone number, and I passed it along to Bertha.
I then received a call from Raymundo, the owner, and he confirmed that Leo was missing and that he was going to call Bertha. His wife went right away to pick him up.
Leo's family adores him; thank goodness he was in such good hands! Bertha has dogs of her own, and was happy to have him! Thank you, and thank you to Annie for helping try to find his family!
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