Waggin' Tails Animal Shelter/Cicero Animal Control wasn't able to get a hold of the owner of Gringo, this adorable little guy that was found. Fans were commenting to send the case to us at #MicrochipHunters! I received a text from one of their employees, Samantha, and I gave her the microchiphelp.com link to get Gringo registered for us to research.
This was a difficult one, as the phone number was disconnected, AND the address was incomplete. I was able to find someone that was "associated" to the registered owner, and gave him a call. I asked for his address, which Rosanne from Microchip Hunters also confirmed for me, and this led me to the brother-in-law's phone number. The owner, Karylees, is out of state until the end of January, and had a friend's mother watching Gringo, and was not aware he had gone missing. She called me back, but it had taken a few days for her to get the message and get a hold of the woman caring for Gringo to find out what had happened.
Thankfully, Karylees was able to send her ID and her partner's ID, along with vaccination records, over to us and to Waggin Tails to allow her partner to pick him up. Her sister will now be caring for Gringo while she is away. "Gringo doesn't like anyone he doesn't know well, so it is hard." Karyless will also be updating the microchip information, just in case, and as she said, "I need my Gringo."
Thank you for letting us help, Waggin' Tails. We know how special dogs are to their families, and it is heartwarming to be able to get them back home. He is loved.
***Photo is a prior photo of Gringo with Karylees***
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