Microchip Hunters was tagged last night on a post for a dog found on 7/31 in Detroit Michigan (thank you Susan D). He was taken to a vet, his toe was injured, and when they found a microchip, they kept him there and worked hard to reach the family by searching for a current phone number, and even going to an address they found!
I called the vet, #AffiliatedVeterinaryEmergencyService, and left information late last night with my number and the microchip help website. They are an emergency vet and were still open. This morning I received a call with the microchip number, and let them know we would get working on this right away. They were not able to keep him much longer, and would need to find a rescue for him.
After confirming the owner information with the microchip company, I did some research and got lucky! It only took a couple of calls and a text to find the current phone number for Rico's family!
Here was my response to the text I sent which included Rico's photo (I just loved it) "Hallelujah!!!" It made me so happy.
Joanne called me, and told me all about how he went missing last Saturday in the early morning hours, and told me a feel good story that I want to share.
Joanne was shopping at Target and when she was putting her cart back noticed a huge bottle of Tide left in a cart. She went back into Target and turned it in. She said that she was thinking she really hopes that someone turned her Rico in, and that she felt like this was a sign. In essence, she was hoping this was like paying it forward.
Joanne is so very grateful, she loves her senior boy and is so happy to have him back home. "He was found on the freeway. I kept thinking he was somewhere in the neighborhood. But a good Samaritan found him, gave him a cheeseburger and turned him in. Right before you contacted me this person inquired about taking care of Rico. I was so close to losing him."
"Rico and I reunited. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to reuniting fur babies and their family. I will also update his chip and get a bigger collar (so he can wear his ID tag always). Thank you again!!!"
Found 7/31/21 Reunite 8/5/21 Welcome home Rico!
Thank you to the finder, for "paying it forward" and turning Rico in!