This little Cockpoo was found and Chicago Animal Control was called to pick him up as his microchip wasn´t registered and went back to a breeder in Missouri that was out of business and had a disconnected phone number. He was microchipped in 2015.
Chicago Animal Control sent it to Microchip Hunters for help!
I was able to find a working cell phone number for the breeder. He is now in Texas and told me they were no longer in business. He offered to give me his son´s number as he could get into their old office in Missouri, but was not sure he would be able to find information.
I spoke to the son, and he was so nice to go check for me! I was pleasantly surprised to get a text soon after with owner information, and was shocked when I saw a Chicago address for the owner!
I left a vm and text to Christy, then tried a number I found for the husband and we spoke. He sounded confused, and after a call from Christy I figured out why! They had just gotten a puppy 8 weeks ago and he thought this was him that was found. Christy explained to me that she hasn´t seen Pluto in years but wanted to go to CACC to make sure it was him. I told her it had to be, though she couldn´t tell from the photo, and I explained my call to the breeder. She said, ¨Oh yes he came from Missouri!¨
Christy went to CACC and saw Pluto, and her cousin and family that has owned him the last 6 years went yesterday to pick him up after receiving his vaccinations! They were so happy to know he was microchipped; when Christy gave Pluto to them they didn´t know, and he went missing Christmas Day when his kids left the gate open.
Thanks for sending to us, Chicago Animal Care and Control; Pluto is happy to be home!
I registered the microchip for the family today, and they shared a 'back home' video in comments!
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