Thankfully Coco found herself at Chicago Animal Control, and thankfully Chicago Animal Control sent her information to Microchip Hunters for help finding her home. Her microchip had outdated owner information...and her owner speaks mostly Spanish.
I wanted so much to find her family, as the hold was almost up - there was nothing on her name, the address linked to her microchip had no connection to her anywhere, and her name is pretty common. I was hoping Paws Chicago could shed some light on this in the morning.
Paws had the same information that was on the microchip, so no extra leads. I had to think out of the box...I started researching the address, and spent time finding the building owner. I reached out to a number I could find for him, and spoke to a woman that said they no longer own the building, and they didn't know her. My hopes dropped, but I kept digging. I was looking for the new building owner.
An hour later, there was a voicemail on my phone. It was from the old building owner! He was incredible; when he heard about my call, he called up the new building owner, and got Maria's phone number for me.
I called and texted Maria, and she called me back right away. Her English was pretty good, and I knew from the tone in her voice this was such happy news for her. Maria asked when she can pick her up, and I gave her the email information. She told me she has been so depressed without Coco. I mentioned she was at animal control for almost a week, and that she needed to act quickly. We hung up, and Maria texted me a few times, awaiting her appointment time. "I feel so anxious. She has been missing almost a year." I had no idea!
CACC arranged for Maria to pick Coco up right away, and she is home! Maria is overjoyed, and said, "Coco helped me through some hard times and a loss of loved one." She is about 7 years old.
Welcome home Coco - you were missed so much.
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