This old gal from #Chicago #IL found her way to a special couple that took her in overnight. After posting her to our page here at Lost Dogs Illinois, we suggested, as always, they take her to the police station for a microchip scan. They did that this morning, and she had a microchip! This nice couple left "Amy" there at the 16th district so they could try and reach the family!
The microchip was never registered, and the shelter that microchipped her in 2009 was closed until July 26th. The 16th district (Garrido Stray) messaged the microchip over to Microchip Hunters this morning to see if they could get information.
When I received this message, I was happy to see this was the dog I posted to Lost Dogs Illinois as found last night. I checked on the microchip and called the shelter. I confirmed the same, the shelter was closed until July 26th. This is why we really appreciate when rescues and shelters register themselves as secondary contacts and register for the owner as primary contacts. Shelters are not always open every day.
This senior needed to get home, so I did some on-line searching for a name that connected to the shelter! It couldn't hurt, and I got lucky and reached the right person on her personal phone. She told me that she was out of town, but that someone comes in to care for the animals. She would try to reach them but wasn't sure if they already went in for today.
I didn't hear back until 6 pm, but it was good news. They were able to find the owner information from 2009. The address on file was not far from the address "Amy" was found, and though the owner on file is currently in Wisconsin, he said, Amy was home with Geri who is 91 years old. Her son recently passed away. Geri and Amy still live in the same home from 2009. Hearing this, I called the 16th District to ask if they could bring Amy back home for Geri. Of course they were happy to do so - thank you CPD!!! When I spoke to Geri she said she would be waiting for them to come with her.
These seniors need each other, and the owner was grateful.
We will be registering the microchip for the family too!
Welcome home Amy, your are loved!!!
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