"Iceman" aka as Apollo, was brought in to Chicago Animal Control. Microchip Hunters received this after the registered owner's number was disconnected. "A gentleman came in to claim the dog but the person who's actually on the chip is not the same person."
Microchip Hunter Amy D. went to work trying to reach this registered owner to make sure he wasn't looking for his dog. After leaving messages and emails, she finally heard back from facebook messenger! His owner told Amy that Apollo went missing a year ago, and he thought the worst. He wanted to pick him up, but he couldn't get back to Chicago by July 6 when the stray hold would be up. He moved to Seattle a year ago, shortly after Apollo went missing. He needed a couple of weeks to get his job transferred back to Chicago. He also still had his apartment here!
We (Microchip Hunters) contacted the Director at Chicago Animal Control and explained the situation, and he extended the hold for him! The owner shared his travel ticket to us, so we knew he was serious about moving back to Chicago and picking Apollo up. He was planning the move back here and this just sped things up! Talk about good timing!
Amy D. knew this owner was tight on money, and asked if Lost Dogs Illinois could help with the reclaim fee. She also left him some food for Apollo, a harness, martingale collar, leash, toys, treats and a bowl!
What a welcome home for both Apollo and his owner! Everything worked out perfectly, as if meant to be! We think Apollo agrees!
***Always get a new dog scanned for a microchip***
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