On 11/29, Chicago Animal Care and Control reached out to Microchip Hunters to help research a microchip for a darling mini poodle that came into the facility as a stray. Turns out he was microchipped at a CACC clinic, but the information was outdated and phone number disconnected.
I chose to take this case because the registered address was in my neighborhood. After some researching, I wasn’t having much luck with my usual avenues, so I took a leap of faith and looked up the owner’s name on Facebook. Luckily, his name isn’t too common and I was able to connect! The family had moved and was unaware of how to update the microchip information. The owner was very happy to know where Bruno was and Bruno was very excited to be back with his family, the kids and to get a nice groom!
I’m so happy Chicago Animal Care and Control has chosen to partner with #LostDogsIllinois and the #MicrochipHunters. Getting lost dogs home opens up cages and helps decrease shelter overpopulation. It’s really taking a huge step toward a better Chicago. It’s so important to remember that not everyone knows where to look for their dogs, and with just a few extra steps, owners can be located.