Chicago Animal Control needed help reaching Tux's family so they sent it to microchip help. Microchip Hunters noticed that his was an AVID microchip, but was registered to Homeagain, so checked both. Homeagain had owner information, and had Tux 'flagged' as missing since 2016. Avid had no information for an owner, but showed a sold to facility, which was PAWS. We contacted PAWS and learned that his name from CACC was Kiva, but no other information for an owner.
Here is the story:
"Kiva, Tux, Duke - this handsome little guy has had 3 different names according to our research. He was transferred as a stray from CACC to PAWS in 2014. We were able to reach the owner identified on the chip. She called him Tux and said he was missing since 2016. Meanwhile, someone else was calling CACC trying to claim him. The owner identified on the chip went to CACC on 4/12 to see if he recognized her. She said he didn’t so she graciously gave him up to the new owner who calls him Duke. She was sad to let him go but happy he had a family."
Microchip Hunters called Duke's current owner back this morning, to assist in getting the microchip transferred properly, and also to register to the manufacturer, AVID, since this contained the sold to information.
Welcome home Duke!
Lost Dogs Illinois