Tiny is back in her home, with familiar faces, her favorite comfy chair, but most of all, her family that has loved her since she was born. Isn't that how it should be???
Monday evening, Microchip Hunters got tagged on a post of a dog that was at Winnebago County Animal Control for 7 days; thank you Elaine! The post was in hopes for a rescue to come help this senior dog facing some neurological issues.
This girl's photos broke the hearts of many, including mine. She had a microchip that was never registered, but did backtrack back to the facility that microchipped her, also WCAS. I called them and was able to get the owner information. They also told me they had sent a letter.
I sent a text to Tiny's family, asking if they were missing a dog. Not even an hour later, I got this response, "Hello! Yes! She is my Tiny! She ran off while we were salting." She explained that they searched for Tiny, but knowing they had "zero funds" they didn't go to the shelter, only to be heartbroken. She said, "I've already borrowed beyond my limits 😥 and it makes me so sad."
When I asked Katrina if she wanted her girl home, she said, "Of course, she was born in my home." I knew then we had to help get Tiny home.
I called WCAS and got the "bill," which was $173. Many offered to pitch in and help her pay, and when I let LDI's director Susan know, she said, "we will pay." No questions asked.
When I found out that WCAS had no procedure to allow LDI to pay over the phone, Susan put me in contact with Stephanie, from CARE for PETS, since they are over that way! What a lifesaver! I let Stephanie know what was going on, and not only did she contact Katrina, she also asked WCAS about helping with the fees, and they ended up waiving them for Tiny!!! On top of that, Stephanie told Katrina they will help with vet fees if Tiny needed medical care and was short on funds to see a vet!
Katrina's daughter was able to get over to pick Tiny up right away, as Katrina was at work until after hours! As soon as she got home, she sent me photos of Tiny back home in her comfy chair, along with her beautiful boy giving her love.
"THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR HELPING US GET HER HOME!!!"
Tiny was missed; their home wasn't the same without her. Sometimes we need to get the full story before we make judgements...Tiny loves her family as much as they love her, and belongs back home! Welcome home Tiny!
I can't thank everyone enough for any part they had in helping get this girl back home. You are all amazing!