Diana posted Bella as found to a neighborhood page - she was microchipped but the number was not current. Someone on that page suggested Microchip Hunters, and Diana said she wished she knew about them sooner!
Microchip Hunters did some research and saw that the registered owner had passed away a year ago. Relatives were not answering calls or emails, but finally, a sister replied to facebook messenger. She said that Bella was rehomed, but had no informaiton.
Microchip Hunters went back to work researching, and found a working number for someone at the address on the chip (different last name and only spoke Spanish). She had someone translate for her, and she said she would reach the family and have them call. After relaying the message to the finder, Diana, she said she speaks Spansih, so the two were connected.
It turns out that Bella was rehomed to a family friend who rehomed her again. They got in touch, and Diana took Bella home to her family last night. She was clearly happy to see her family, tail wags and all.
Welcome home Bella! It took of lot of research to get you back home!
Microchip Hunters is working on getting that microchip updated too!
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