Today I was the lucky one! I had the pleasure of reaching Prince's owner!
Chicago Animal Care and Control tried reaching the owner of a little black mix that arrived December 16th. His microchip wasn't registered with Avid, but PAWS Chicago, where he was chipped from, had the owner information. After leaving a message to the number provided, CACC didn't hear back so sent it to us at Microchip Hunters this morning for help.
I was able to contact Canitha, and there was a pause when I asked if she had a dog missing, followed by OMG, yes, he has been missing over a year. Prince went missing on our moving day. Canitha also told me that she never updated the microchip information when she moved because she didn't know how, and didn't think anyone would be able to find her. After many tears of joy, I let her know CACC's hours and reclaim fee, and she asked if they could hold Prince until Friday when she got paid. I told her they would, and that it would not be a problem.
#LostDogsIllinois couldn't let Canitha wait until Friday to get her sweet boy home to her, so let her know that a "Secret Santa" was paying for his reclaim fee. A year is long enough to wait.
“Omg thanks I'll pick him up today.. It's such a blessing! I can't thank you enough 🤗❤”
Happy Holidays Prince. What a blessing for Canitha to have you home, and what a blessing for me to be able to make that call.
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