Sometimes our microchip hunters are tagged or messaged on neighborhood pages for dogs wearing rabies tags. Unfortunately it can be difficult to find out rabies tag information after hours and weekends.
I called the Cook County Sheriff’s non-emergency number, and they said there was no information entered in. I was given another number, which is Cook County Animal and Rabies Control after hours. They took my name and number but couldn’t guarantee if someone would call me back or not. LUCKILY one of the CCARC’s officers called me back. Even though the internet connection was sketchy, he kept trying and he found out who the rabies tag was sold too.
With the help of another microchip help volunteer, we were able to contact the organization who vaccinated Bobbie. The employee was able to give us the owner’s name and phone number.
I called and left message on Anne’s phone. I didn’t get a call back, so I called the next morning and got in touch with her. Yes, she was missing Bobbie, her 13 year old dog that she had since he was a puppy.
Bobbie was found about 4.5 miles from home. Anne only has a land line phone, is not on the internet, nor does she own a cell phone. This is why we all need to go beyond what is needed to find the dog’s rightful owner. You never know an owner’s situation.
Anne is so happy to have Bobbie back home.