Amanda made a facebook post to a group page, about a dog found at Wolf Lake, in Chicago on the Illinois side. She took him to a vet to scan for a microchip, because he wasn't wearing an ID tag. He was microchipped, but the two phone numbers registered to this baby were non-working. She had him groomed and took him home. She and her family quickly fell in love with him.
Meanwhile, Amanda's post was shared, and many commented to send the microchip to microchip hunters. She took the advice, and sent the microchip information in a private message late last night.
When pulling up the information, I saw the microchip was registered nearly 12 years ago. I hoped this family still owned him! I called some numbers, and sent some emails before it got too late, and followed up this morning, looking for any family members I could find. After many wrong and disconnected numbers, I moved to emails, and they worked!
The owner's daughter called me, and told me that "Baby" lives with her sister now as their mother was ill and needed help caring for him. She was so glad to see the email! He was missing nearly a week, but they just didn't know much about the microchip, other than they remember him having one.
I gave the finder's information to Baby's family, and they met right away to reunite! They were so grateful, they texted the finder after to please take a reward, which they refused, and even offered to have him come visit on weekends if they wanted since learning the finder's children were going to be sad he was gone.
Baby's family will update the microchip!
Thank you Amanda for "doing what was right and in your hearts," as you said, "he is home where he belongs"
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