Eloise, a wonderful good samaritan, found Q-Tip several months ago, and she had been trying to get him back to his family ever since. "I have had him for several months. After repeatedly trying the email and the telephone number, I went to the physical home address. Since he is an older dog and he was clean when I found him, it was obvious that someone was taking care of him up until shortly before he got lost, but he was found far away from the address on his record."
#MicrochipHunters received an email from Eloise. It said, "Q-tip is registered to an owner, but the address, phone number, and email associated with the chip are no longer good. I have been unable to find a current address for this person. I saw a story on Facebook about your volunteers finding the family of a lost dog in Texas."
She had filled out the form and I began working on the case right away.
After trying all the information listed from the microchip company, I went to work to find Nazil, the registered owner, or anyone related to her, to see if they were looking for Q-tip. I texted several related names and numbers, and by evening, I received a phone call from Nazil. She told me her sister-in-law got a message from me about Q-tip, and she told me he had been missing for over 2 years. I could hear her husband in the background asking questions. "How can I pick him up?" "Where is he?" She said they just assumed he was gone after all this time!
Because I am not from the Texas area, I told her I would contact the finder and ask her to call to set things up. Shortly after, Eloise let me know she would be taking Q-tip back to his family in the morning! She said they live on opposite sides of San Antonio, and that Nazil told her he had been missing over two years. "I am amazed! It's pretty exciting," she told me. "You are awesome! You guys are great, thanks so much!"
I received this text from Eloise this morning, "I just took Q-tip home. The husband was at work but I have a picture of the mom (Nazil) and one of the kids. Nazil said the little boy was about a year old when Q-tip disappeared on New Year's Eve. Thank you very much for your skills and assistance! They had adopted him off Petfinder from someone with the Great Dane Rescue! They thought he had a microchip, but they no longer had the information about which company it was or what the microchip number was. I gave her all of that and suggested that she call to update her information. Q-tip seemed to remember Nazil and to feel right at home. I don't know if I mentioned it, but Q-tip is totally deaf. He was born that way."
This afternoon, I received a call from Nazil. She was so grateful to have Q-tip home,and told me her husband is too. She said Q-tip remembers them, and is very happy to be home. She was very worried because he is deaf, and still can't believe he is home.
We are so happy you saw our reunion story on facebook Eloise, and decided to give us at Microchip Help a try! Q-tip was very lucky to have found you! Thank you for taking him in and caring for him all these months, and for never giving up on finding his family. Q-tip needed to go home.
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