Jackson County Animal Control in Wisconsin took in this little, well cared for dog, and she was microchipped to two people. Both of the phone numbers and addresses were outdated and addresses were a few hours from the facility.
Microchip Hunters were tagged on the post several times and reached out to the Jackson County by phone. They provided the microchip information.
Microchip Hunters researched, sent emails, texts, and Facebook messages to anyone they could find connected to these two. Facebook profiles showed the two as 'friends.'
After scouring one of their Facebook pages, a business was listed, so a message was left there, and a text too! That evening, the son messaged me and said his father never had a dog, but said he would reach out to him. I mentioned the second name on the chip, and she said that was his father's good friend. I thanked him and sent a photo. "OMG, I think that is Peanut." He said he would have them call.
I heard from the father's good friend from the microchip. She called me sobbing and told me her story. She had Peanut for 8 years. This call meant everything to her, it had been years since she had seen Peanut and sent me multiple photos starting from her puppy years. (more of the story on her flyer below)
"It's really been such a lovely experience. First you found me then we've worked it out and knew I had to go get her as soon as possible. I needed money I don't get paid till next Friday; a friend just instantly says 'will $200 be enough?' Then I wondered how I'm going to get there it's over 2 hours away and I was talking to another friend here at my building and he said he would drive me and wouldn't even charge me anything. Then one of the things I had to get was a paid receipt for a rabies vaccination in the future. because it's the law. We went to the vet and at first they said they wouldn't give me the receipt ahead of time, but my friend who drove us has two dogs and he spends a lot of money at this vet and pushed the envelope with them until they called the shelter and asked what they needed and I was able to get it. We are so thankful to you Jeanette!" What a wonderful group of people helping Peanut's family get her home!!! Thank you all!!!
Microchips are so important, and is the only reason that Peanut got back to her. We will help ensure the microchip is registered correctly, and an ID tag was sent!
Welcome home Peanut!
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