A photo of a rabies tag on a dog at #ChicagoAnimalCareandControl made its way to #MicrochipHunters. The dog was listed as a neutered male. The tag wasn’t registered with Cook County yet, but Cook County was wonderful and gave the animal hospital information of where it was sold to.
The animal hospital gave me the owner information for Sam, a neutered male. I left a voicemail and text, and sent an email as well.
A few hours later, I received a text back!
“ Omgosh yes but I'm out of the country and I left her with a family friend and she got out. Where is she? “ She was shocked, but relieved, to hear she was at CACC! “She was in Blue Island!”
I was confused when her owner said ‘she.’ Turns out this dog is not Sam, but Bunny wearing Sam’s collar and tag! Bunny is a spayed female! Sam is their other dog who was home safe and sound.
I sent Bunny’s owner a picture to make sure it was her, and asked that she send me photos back. She sent several and no doubt in her mind, or mine, that this was her girl!
I let Cacc know right away, and the owner sent authorization for her friend to pick Bunny up! What a relief for her; being out of the country and poor WiFi reception!
“ I wish could be there with her! I feel like she ran off to look for us. I'm so thankful for your help!” I am on vacation too, and was so happy to be able to help Bunny get home. Dogs just don’t understand vacations.
Found 12/23/19; Reunited 12/28/2019
Welcome home Bunny; your family will be home with you soon!