Last night, Lost Dogs Illinois volunteer Beth messaged Microchip Hunters for help with a microchip. Beth previously worked at an emergency animal hospital, and they thought of her when they scanned a found red Husky for a microchip but weren't having any luck with an owner! Good thing! The dog was found in Missouri.
I was able to find owner information, and left a voicemail, text, email and facebook message to the owner on file. I thought for sure the family would get one of these messages, but the address on file was pretty far away from where Nova was found.
After no reply for over an hour, I messaged the finder. She told me Nova was safe at her home with her 3 dogs, and that she was able to hold him overnight.
I tried a number for a family member before it was too late to make calls last night, and she relayed my message to another family member that would have contact with him. This morning I got a call with both on the line...the owner had an emergency and didn't have a working phone so never saw my calls or messages. He was really happy to hear Nova was found safe, and called the finder to pick him up. He was also missing a little Black Lab puppy named Suzy, but she wasn't found yet (she is now home too)!
Sometimes people assume an owner just isn't calling back, but you never know if they are not getting messages! We always say, please send to microchip hunters, just in case!
Thank you to Maycee for taking care of Nova!
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