The owner of Ben could not be reached. The phone was disconnected. #ChicagoAnimalCareandControl sent this case to Microchiphelp.com for help and from there it went to our #MicrochipHuntersIllinois group.
I had the pleasure of working on this happy reunion. After researching the disconnected phone number, I began making calls to possible relatives. When I got an answer from one of the phone numbers that evening, I was told that the owner of "Mr. Ben" had passed away 5 years ago, in 2013, and that I was speaking to the daughter. She was in "shock" and could not believe Ben was at animal control. Last she heard, her family by marriage had taken him in after the passing of her mother. We talked for a few more minutes while she processed the news, and she told me she would get in touch with me the next morning.
Sure enough, I received a text from Cynthia first thing the next morning, letting me know that she will be picking Ben up on Friday. She said her daughter was very attached to Mr. Ben and wanted him back to them.
Mr. Ben is now back with his family, and so happy. He remembered them after 5 years. Cynthia told me "He has been napping on a chest that is beside my mom's urn and her picture. He's such a sweet little man. He's doing just fine, and we're right where we left off."
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Thank you #Microchiphunters!