A little Gray and White Shih Tzu Mix was found by a friend of a #LostDogsIllinois volunteer early Friday evening. He was wearing a rabies tag for Boone County, but he was found in Chicago. There was no phone number on the tag, just the rabies tag number. The friend couldn't hold on to this little guy, but took him to Chicago Animal Care and Control for his owner to find him there.
The LDI volunteer contacted microchip hunters to help.
Because it was Friday night, I had left a voicemail on the #BooneCountyAnimalControl voicemail. Roger from Boone County contacted me early Sunday morning, but the information they had wasn't complete. There was a name and address but no phone number, and unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a working number. Good news was that Roger was able to give me the animal clinic that vaccinated Ati, so I called them early Monday morning.
Belvidere family pet gave me the owner information they had, from July 2019. The phone number on file was the wife of the name associated to the tag, and after leaving a voicemail and text, she answered me back right away.
Blanca told me they gave Ati, now named Gordo, to her Aunt, and she was looking for him all weekend. Her aunt doesn't speak English so Blanca was calling all over for her but wasn't able to get any good news. She was very happy he was found, and sent the Aunt over to CACC right away. I let CACC know the news too! Gordo is now back home, microchipped and neutered.
Thanks Roger, from Boone County for getting back to me on the weekend! Boone County Animal Control told me they really do all they can to help dogs get back to their families without having to take them to animal control! They even take them home overnight many times!
Found 2/7/2020; Reunited 2/11/2020. Welcome home Gordo!
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