This little girl was found in South Chicago, and the microchip wasn't registered. The finder couldn't keep her and posted about having someone take her. Well, Gayle saw this, and couldn't resist, though she was in Kankakee. She runs a small rescue and wanted to make sure this 'treasure" was cared for.
A fan of LDI, Dawn, reached out and let Gayle know about microchip help. Gayle wasn't sure what microchip hunters were all about, so asked if she could call me. We spoke and Gayle provided the microchip information, after being reassured about the process and privacy.
I found that Treasure's microchip was never registered, but she was microchipped in 2015 through Chicago Animal Care and Control who provided me the owner's information.
I tried the number on file, but it wasn't a working number. I finally got through after a couple of hours, to a number that went through for one of the relatives. It turned out to be the mother of Treasure's owner, and she confirmed that Carrie was looking for Treasure. She gave me her current phone number.
Carrie told me that Treasure was missing over a week, and that she was hopeful that someone would call her because she was microchipped. She got out of their yard, and wasn't wearing her collar. She said her baby kept asking about her and when she showed her the picture I sent, she said "My baby got the biggest smile on her face." I gave her Gayle's number.
Gayle is amazing! She heard how busy this family was, and wanted to give them some extra help. She sent Treasure home with up-to-date vaccinations, a new collar and lead, a tag with her phone number, bathed, and with a nail trim. All from the goodness of her heart. Thank you Gayle's Rescue!
Microchip Hunters registered Treasure's microchip...she is all set
Welcome home Treasure
From Gayle regarding the photo below: "Me saying goodbye to my girl Treasure today at 6 pm! I appreciate your help and tenacity and you have made me a believer in chip hunters. Thank you again."
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