Chloe was at Chicago Animal Control for her stray hold when she was found on Jan 10th. Microchip Help received the case when the phone number was no longer to that of the owner on the microchip.
It took a few days for me to reach her or anyone in her family, but I finally found a working number and connected with a sister out of state, where the owner was actually visiting! She didn't know Chloe was lost, but drove in the next afternoon and was able to pick Chloe up today! She isn't sure what happened yet with the person that had Chloe, but was so grateful for the call and so happy to pick her up. Today was her last day of her hold. She had Chloe since she was 2 months old, and she over 8 years old.
Found 1/10/2022 Reunited 1/17/2022 Welcome home Chloe, you are loved!
Lost Dogs Illinois
This little Cockpoo was found and Chicago Animal Control was called to pick him up as his microchip wasn´t registered and went back to a breeder in Missouri that was out of business and had a disconnected phone number. He was microchipped in 2015.
Chicago Animal Control sent it to Microchip Hunters for help!
I was able to find a working cell phone number for the breeder. He is now in Texas and told me they were no longer in business. He offered to give me his son´s number as he could get into their old office in Missouri, but was not sure he would be able to find information.
I spoke to the son, and he was so nice to go check for me! I was pleasantly surprised to get a text soon after with owner information, and was shocked when I saw a Chicago address for the owner!
I left a vm and text to Christy, then tried a number I found for the husband and we spoke. He sounded confused, and after a call from Christy I figured out why! They had just gotten a puppy 8 weeks ago and he thought this was him that was found. Christy explained to me that she hasn´t seen Pluto in years but wanted to go to CACC to make sure it was him. I told her it had to be, though she couldn´t tell from the photo, and I explained my call to the breeder. She said, ¨Oh yes he came from Missouri!¨
Christy went to CACC and saw Pluto, and her cousin and family that has owned him the last 6 years went yesterday to pick him up after receiving his vaccinations! They were so happy to know he was microchipped; when Christy gave Pluto to them they didn´t know, and he went missing Christmas Day when his kids left the gate open.
Thanks for sending to us, Chicago Animal Care and Control; Pluto is happy to be home!
I registered the microchip for the family today, and they shared a 'back home' video in comments!
Lost Dogs Illinois
Chicago Animal Control sent in the microchip number to Microchip Hunters for this little sweetheart. The microchip wasn't registered and the pet store he came from had closed up at that location.
I was able to get owner information from corporate, and our Microchip Hunter volunteer, Amy D,. went to work trying phone numbers, email and Facebook messaging like crazy! He was purchased in 2015, and the owner information was not current.
Amy D. saw that the family posted on Facebook that Paco went missing October 1st! He was still missing, and Erika was beyond ecstatic when she got the news! Paco and his ´sister´ were out together when he went missing, and she had been waiting for this call ever since!
Today Paco went home to his very happy family. ¨This is the best NYE ever! I´ve missed him sooooo much¨
We will be sure the microchip gets registered too!
Missing 10/1/2021; Reunited 1/1/2022 Welcome home Paco!!!
Home at Last! The found Maltipoo (her name is Joy) from #Chicago #IL is home safe and sound!
Joanna took this little found Maltipoo in after the finder was unable to hold on to her. Michelle, Lost Dogs Illinois Volunteer, posted her and read this on the registration "Spayed, chipped, chip returned to PAWS, PAWS said they never sheltered her but she was spayed in their clinic. Person who had her spayed found her as a stray and rehomed her. Family who rehomed her said she ran away from them approximately 2011. We don’t know who has had her since then." Michelle reached out to Jeanette from Lost Dogs Illinois and Microchip Help, who received the microchip number this afternoon when Joanna was able to get her rescanned. The finder never wrote the chip number down from the vet that did the original search. Jeanette found that there was another registration, and was able to reach Joy's family. Joy has been with this family for 11 years.
From Joy's Family: "I just talked to her. Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm getting her back today. God bless you!"
Found 1/3/2022 Reunited 1/14/2022 Welcome home Joy
Her microchip is now registered to the original manufacturer of the microchip too, so that it doesn't get missed again!
Thank you Joanna for taking such good care of this little girl!
Lost Dogs Illinois
Thank you to the IDOT worker who noticed a little senior gray dog in a field and brought him to the Fire House nearby. He was severly matted, nearly blind, and deaf. The firehouse took him to Chicago Animal Care and Controlto look for his family, and thankfully when the microchip was a dead end they sent it to Microchip Hunters!
Though the microchip was a dead end (the implant facility did not have the chip number in their system so no owner information could be found), one of our microchip hunters recognized the dog right away, when shared to the group, as a dog from the area she is in often! She was messaged about him a few months ago, and has been keeping an eye out in the area ever since! Oreo was posted to Lost Dogs Illinois so owner information could quickly be found!
The owner was contacted and Oreo will be back home with his family soon, after a thorough vet exam and some care, but is doing fine.
Oreo's elderly owner was overjoyed to get the good news, and his family is excited to have him home for Christmas!
Missing 9/9/2021 Reunited 12/22/2021 Welcome home soon Oreo
Microchip Help received a case from a finder in Oklahoma looking for the family of a White Toy Pomeranian late evening yesterday. She was told by the veterinary office that the chip was not registered, but she wanted to be sure!
When microchip hunters pulled up the microchip, it showed it was updated in November, and when I called the chp company, they put me on hold and called the owner. They gave her my number and she called me back right away.
I gave the finder's name and number to the owner, and let the finder Lily know she would be calling. She texted me back when she talked to Jazzmine's family.
"The dog was lost way back on November 6 about an hour from me. I will be meeting her later today! I'm so excited I get to take her home! Her owner said it is a Christmas Miracle"
Jazzmine is now home, with her 'human mom and her dog mom,' and their 'family is complete.'
Thank you Lily, for double checking with us about the microchip! It put this family back together! Lily's family said Jazzmine is so so happy to be home! She missed them as much as they missed her!
Missing 11/6/2021, Found 12/20/2021, Reunited 12/21/2021
Jessie's microchip wasn't registered, but she was chipped in 2009! Chicago Animal Control needed help reaching the family, and sent it to Microchip Hunters.
Microchip Hunters were able to speak to the grandson of Jessie's owner. He asked for a photo and confirmed it was her and her missing date! The grandson emailed and made arrangements with Chicago Animal Control to pick her up, as he said his grandmother is elderly and doesn't email.
I confirmed with the facility she came from in 2009 yesterday as well, and Jessie is still with the same family. She is an older dog that needed to be back home with her family. They were missing her so much and couldn't wait to have her back.
Found 12/13/2021 Reunited 12/20/2021 Welcome home sweet girl!
King's microchip was never registered, but Paws Chicago was able to provide Chicago Animal Control the owner's information from 2015. The phone number just gave a busy signal, so it was submitted to microchip hunters for help!
Microchip Hunters went to work researching and contacting many numbers and emails until his family was found! King's family was worried about him, and set up an appointment for the following day to pick him up.
Lost Dogs Illinois paid King's reclaim fee as they weren't able to, and Chicago Animal Control worked with them to get CRISP involved to help with some medical issues!
King is a lucky dog, and very loved. Welcome home King
Gucci was taken out with his owner as usual on a Thursday evening, while the owner took out the trash. Next thing he knew, Gucci was gone. He checked the area but had no luck.
A good samaritan found Gucci, and took him to Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC). He was wearing a Banfield tag with an ID but CACC wasn't able to reach the owner on file, the number and address were no longer current. Both the rabies tag and Banfield tag were from 2017.
CACC was hoping to hear from the family, but when they didn't they sent it to Microchip Hunters for help, and by doing some thorough research, were able to reach the family.
Gucci belonged to the grandmother of the person from the tags, and when she passed away in 2020 her son took over ownership for Gucci. I was able to find an address a couple blocks from the location found that matched this last name. He told me he was just planning to get some flyers out to the area, and was happy to hear he was found and safe.
Thank you to CACC for coordinating his pickup, Brian sent me a text thanking us for our help.
This little guy is loved
Missing 12/2/2021 Reunited 12/9/2021 Welcome home Gucci
Here are just some of the sweet faces Microchip Hunters has helped get home so far in December!
Thank you to CACC and the Good Samaritans that sent these chip numbers, tagged or messaged to www.microchiphelp.com for help!