Susan, the good samaritan that found Bella near 63rd on the South Side of Chicago over two weeks ago, took her all over the neighborhood, and had her scanned for a microchip. The phone number the police received was disconnected. She was given the address too, but nobody in the area knew this dog.
After a couple of days searching lost dog posts, Susan knew she had to take this cutie somewhere, as she was leaving for out of town. She knew the staff at the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, and decided she was most comfortable leaving her there. So...Bella traveled 45 minutes by car and was dropped off there.
Two weeks later, Susan heard about microchip hunters, and submitted the microchip information for help.
The chip was unregistered and I contacted Animal Welfare League and received the owner information that Susan received. I got to work right away searching for working phone numbers for the owner, Teona. (AWL had her listed as Tina).
I was so happy when I finally made contact with her, and she told me she had posted Bella on many sites and that she has been looking for her for over 2 weeks. I called and let Susan know right away and she gave me the contact name and number for the Humane Society.
This was later afternoon on Monday, and unfortunately the HS was closed on Tuesday. Maryann from the HS called me early Wednesday morning and we discussed the fees. She was thankful we found the owner too. Teona was there at 11 when they opened on Wednesday to get her baby girl.
Thank you soooo much to the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana for having compassion, holding on to Bella, and to cutting her boarding fees to less than half so that she could afford to get her home quickly!!! You are wonderful! Thank you Susan for all you did to get Bella home, for helping keep her safe and contacting microchip hunters.
"Thank you so much for reuniting us; she jumped on me when I got there!"
Welcome home Bella!
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