The Mix found in #Chicago #IL is home safe and sound! His name is Buddy! Found 1/11/2020; Reunited 1/17/2020. "Jeanette was so helpful she did everything to find the owners. I'm really thankful." Welcome home Buddy! Thank you so much Mayra for caring for Buddy, and all you did to get him home!
Mayra found this adorable little guy on January 11th and took him in. She checked for a microchip, and he had one, but it wasn't registered. She even called the implant facility, and they said they will call the owner and have them call her. Microchip Hunters offered their help if the she didn't hear from the owner, so Mayra reached back out after not hearing from anyone for 24 hours. She said this boy is well fed, and she was getting attached to him. Mayra isn't able to have a dog where she lives so let me know she would have to take him to a shelter if the owner wasn't found.
I contacted the implant facility, and received the owner information from the Avid chip that was implanted in July 2008. I was given the owner's name, address and phone number from 2008 and started searching our usual background checks for current information.
After calling many disconnected numbers, sending emails, and messaging her and friends on facebook with no luck, I looked up one of her more recent addresses. I pulled it up on Google and saw the building was #MidwayPointSeniorResidences. I called and left a message there for the leasing manager Juanita. Juanita called me back the next day, and I explained I was calling for a resident there, and as soon as I said her name, she knew who she was right away. She also knew Buddy!!! Problem was, the owner moved out about a year ago,and Juanita also told me that this owner was no longer able to care for Buddy, though they are allowed dogs in these apartments, and had to give him to a family friend a couple of years ago. I asked Juanita if she had any contact information for her, and she said she would have to find her file, and try to reach her for me, and ask that she call me back.
I didn't hear back, and after another day, I called Juanita back. She said she couldn't reach this owner for me at the last number she had. She had a new address and another emergency contact in her file, but being unable to share this personal information, she said she would call and leave a message with this family member
Several hours later, Juanita called me to tell me the good news. She was able to speak with Buddy's owner, who would be calling me. Buddy's owner gave me all of his adopted owner's information, and also told me she tried leaving a voicemail but the mailbox was full. She also said she would keep trying. She gave me permission to share this information with the finder, Mayra.
Mayra is the best! When I gave her this news, she said she could take Buddy to his home after work. It was about a mile from her home. We were both waiting to hear back from Buddy's family (Carla), and when I spoke with Carla and told her Mayra could bring Buddy home, she was ecstatic. She said Buddy got out while her nephew was watching him.
Mayra and Carla connected by phone and Mayra returned Buddy home, snow and all.
Not everyone is on social media, or knows what to do when a pet goes missing. It wasn't easy finding Buddy's family, but we are all sure happy we did.
Special thanks again to Mayra and Juanita for going above and beyond! You are special people. Mayra told me, "I'm really happy that I returned the dog to his owner but in the same time I'm kinda sad you know it was a week with me and he was a really nice dog"
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