On Wednesday, March 3, Larry who volunteers for #Baarkdogrescue found a little blind and deaf Pekingnese in Chicago, and took him to his vet to scan for a microchip. It was not registered but was implanted through Paws Chicago. He registered to Lost Dogs Illinois, and the microchip information was sent too. Microchip Hunters left a message for Paws that evening and followed up the next morning.
Paws had owner information from when "Shane" was chipped over 11 years ago, and microchip hunters went to work.
I left a voicemail and text for the number on file, and researched the name and address. I found another number, and also left a voicemail and text, and got a quick "yes" to are you missing a Pekingnese named Shane. My phone rang, and I expected to hear that he just got out that day. Per Larry, "he is blind, old and skinny, but well groomed." Instead, I heard a voice full of emotions. Shauna told me that Shane got out of their yard a couple of years ago, and was found, but whoever found him contacted them, and then stopped responding when they tried to make arrangements to meet to pick him up. They were devastated.
Shauna was so emotional, as was I, hearing about Shane. He was a part of their family since 2004, and is 17 years old. She told me she "thought that he was gone.' This was not a phone call she ever expected. She sent photos of Shane from years back all the way up to 2018 to Larry and myself, and arrangements were made to go get their boy. It had been long enough.
Microchip Hunters made sure Shane's chip is properly registered now, and his family is just so glad he is home resting with them. They missed him so much.
Thanks Larry for all your help!
Special thanks to
for always being there for Microchip Hunters!
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