Andrea posted "Annie" as a dog found with a microchip, and that she was waiting to hear from the owner. Andrea was visiting a company in Chicago for work and saw Annie. "She was laying behind an RV in the company parking lot, trying to get out of the sun. The guys there said she'd been there at least 36 hours. No collar but so friendly, came right up to me. I couldn't leave her there to fend for herself."
Microchip Hunters saw the post, messaged the finder to see if we could help, and learned that the vet didn't give her the chip number. They did, however, give her an owner name, email address and phone number. So far, she had not gotten any response.
I also called, messaged, sent an instagram message, and found another working email. Still no reply. The next morning, I asked if the finder could get her scanned again, hoping I could find some additional information. She was working and wasn't able rescan until last night, but ended up working late.
I asked where the finder lived, and she was only 15 minutes away from me, so I went to scan sweet Annie and was able to get her microchip number and look up her information. Her chip was implanted in September of 2020.
I posted the information to our Microchip Hunters group to let them know I was working on this when another volunteer from our group commented that she recognized the owner and dog's name. She had the same phone number from the chip, but also knew the family upstairs, and reached out to them. They went downstairs and gave Kim their phone to call about Annie!
Turns out Kim is in the process of moving out of state, and was in a car accident and is ok, but her car was towed with her phone inside. She was sending Annie to her son to take her while she got all her things organized to move, and didn't know she was lost! When Kim heard what Andrea told us: "From our perspective, we want her to have a happy ending. Preferably it's back home with her mom. If not, we would consider adopting her. She gets along well with our dog,” she didn't hesitate. She feels that is best for Annie as there would be a lot of changes for her. Kim asked for the finders number, and they were going to connect today to discuss.
Andrea and her husband will be adopting Annie, and are happy to add her to their family. Their German Shepherd/Border Collie loves playing with her! Andrea has the microchip number and will be transferring ownership.
Best of luck Kim, and thank you so much to Andrea for all you did for Annie!
Microchip Hunters is a small but mighty group.
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