Just in time for his grooming appointment!
14 year old Simba went missing just a couple of weeks after his vaccines! He was wearing his rabies tag, so Chicago Animal Control contacted his vet for owner information. He was not microchipped. They also sent this to microchip hunters!
Though Simba had just been at the vet a couple of weeks ago, the owner hadn't updated their contact information since 2017. The phone numbers on file were not current. The vet said "Oh, and he has a grooming appointment for tomorrow, so if they call me I will let you know!"
After some background checking on-line, I found the 'mom' of the owner that the vet had on file. It is actually her dog, and her daughter was visiting and took Simba to the vet for her! She was so excited that Simba was found and ok! he was missing for 5 days already! She said that he got out of their yard, they had moved a piece of wood that blocks an opening in the fence, and he got out. She also told me he had a grooming appointment and was so worried he would miss it!
Simba's family had posted on the RING and Neighbors app, but nobody on there had seen him! Those are great places to share your lost dogs to, as everyone on there is in the area. It is important, however, to flyer, and to share to Lost Dogs Illinois and other pages too! Not everyone is on the neighborhood apps and many fans are not able to see the neighborhood pages to match to dogs taken to faciities!
Simba the Long Haired Chihuahua is 14 years old, and his family loves him so much - Chicago Animal Control microchipped him and he went home yesterday, so he could make his grooming appointment today! Found 4/13/2023 Reunite 4/18/2023 Welcome home Simba!
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