Chicago Animal Care and Control sent a microchip case to #MicrochipHunters yesterday. It was for a beautiful German Shepherd named Rambo. Rambo's owner had a disconnected phone number, and an incorrect address attached to his information, which MicrochipHunters received from the microchip company as well as the Anti-Cruelty Society, where he was adopted.
All of the volunteers had a busy afternoon, so I started to search for Rambo's family early evening! Just then, an email came through from CACC, letting MicrochipHunters know that Rambo's family came in looking for him. It was very sad for them, as they had to leave without him. They were short on money to pay for the reclaim fee.
Because Lost Dogs Illinois' mission is to reunite lost dogs with their owners, and reduce the number of strays in shelters, I reached out to the director and of course she said, "yes, let's help this family get their dog home."
This beautiful couple clearly loves their dog; I let them know that if they could pay a small portion, we would pay the rest. They told me, translated from Spanish, that "these days have been so sad for them without their boy home, and that they love him so much."
What a great feeling to help get their dog back to them. They couldn't be happier and said, "there needs to be more people like you in the world, helping these animals." We couldn't have said it better ourselves.