¨Last week, I was contacted about 2 stray dogs that were living in a truck yard, but many people were unable to catch. Cindy and I headed out there with our traps and good food and secured the clearly bonded girls within an hour.
To our surprise and happiness, both girls were chipped to the same home. Chicago Animal Care and Control attempted to contact the owner, but the number went straight to voicemail and they left a message and sent it to chip hunters.
I was happy to take on this case because I just knew whoever owned them loved them so much. I started by using the address, left voicemails on the owner’s number and texted and left voicemails on the numbers of a few siblings. Cindy reached out to me and let me know she found a post of the girls on an unknown Lost dog site, and I verified the owner information on the chip was correct with what was posted.
About an hour passed and I received a text from the owner‘s sibling with their mom’s phone number. We connected and she let me know the owner was likely at work but that he was going to be so relieved because Beauty & Twinky were missing since November 1st and he was so distraught. Just a bit later, the owner called and let me know his normal phone wasn’t holding a charge so he had a different number. He was elated and I conveyed the information for redeeming them from animal control.
I’m so grateful that Chicago Animal Care and Control has allowed the partnership with Microchip Hunters; Beauty & Twinky are beautiful, loved family members and by allowing us to research owner information, we got them home as soon as possible. These girls stuck together for a month on the streets and are lucky they came across friendly workers who fed them daily and alerted CACC. One person can make a difference in the life of a stray, and owners need to never give up on their lost dog because their will to survive is always strong.¨