This time, Chloe, a ten year old Chihuahua, was found wandering the street in Oakland, CA. She was taken to a vet for scanning, and the vet attempted reaching the owner for the microchip information, and was unable to find a working phone number. The finder sent it to us for help! The finder Leslie, told me, "She is a doll and I think she probably lives close by given her condition, but I have no idea since her chip is out of date. She is definitely in good hands!!!"
I contacted the microchip company (Home Again) and was given an owner name with two outdated phone numbers, as well as an alternate name that also had an outdated number. I am always happy to get so much information. I did a quick search and sent an email to the registered owner, Tamika, but wasn't able to work on this for a couple hours, so microchip hunter Susan E. took over to help connect with Chloe's family.
Susan E. found the alternate contact Judy on Facebook, and sent her a message. She turned out to be the owner's mother. In the meantime, I received an email back from Tamika, letting me know that she had to give Chloe away, and that she had two owners since. Judy, Tamika's mother, also let Susan know this! Tamika spoke with the owner that she gave Chloe to, and in turn, spoke with the newest family that had just recently taken her in.
Judy and Tamika wanted Chloe back with her and her family, and that made all the owners so happy! Susan gave Judy the finder's information, and Tamika made arrangements to pick her girl up after all this time! Leslie sent this, " Happy ending! Tamika has a three-year-old son she was pregnant with when she had to give up Chloe so she's excited to have her back for her son."
Tamika shared this with us today, "I am so happy she is home again and that she remembers me. Thank you so much for all of your help during this time. I am extremely thankful for all that you have done." She will be updating the microchip so that her new address and phone numbers are current.
Welcome back to your original family Chloe! As finder Leslie said, you are a doll, and loved by many!
*reunion photo above*
~Jeanette and Susan E.
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@Lost Dogs of California