This sweetheart was picked up as a stray and taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control wearing a rabies tag from 2019. The tag wasn't in the system yet for Cook County, and they have limited hours so only the information CACC could get was the animal hospital that administered the rabies vaccine.
CACC tried to get a hold of the animal hospital; they too have limited hours currently, and were only open 11-1 two days a week. The animal hospital tried to reach the owner, but the voicemail was full and they didn't get any response.
Microchip Hunters were contacted, and were finally able to reach someone at Cook County Animal Control. They had owner information, but unfortunately the number wasn't current. It was the same number the animal hospital was trying.
Finally, I was able to reach the owner by private message. Her friend's son was supposed to be taking care of King, and she had no idea he was lost. It isn't the perfect situation for her to have King right now, but she doesn't want to lose him and loves him dearly.
She made arrangements that day, and went to pick King up. He is now back home with his family who loves him.
Thank you Chicago Animal Care and Control for giving King a few extra days on his stray hold to find his family because of the time constraints to get his owner's information. We are so grateful - it paid off! King's family would have never known where he ended up.
Found 4/6/2020 Reunited 4/16/2020 Welcome home sweet boy - we wish the best for you and your family
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