Thank you #WillCountyAnimalControl for submitting the dead-end microchip to microchip help!
This gorgeous Black Labrador Retriever came into Will County as a stray on March 10th. Petlink had no owner information or implant facility, so I emailed to see if they can research further.
Petlink was able to find the animal shelter in Missouri that microchipped Zeda. Dogwood Animal Shelter in Missouri was able to provide me the owner's name and address, but had no phone number. Zeda was microchipped at a low-cost clinic there, and the owner Cassandra also lived in Missouri.
I only found one number that matched the owner's name, and it didn't belong to her. I began looking up this unique last name in Illinois, and found a match to a male. I called, and was told Cassandra was his daughter and that she lives in Missouri. He told me he would ask her to call me.
Cassandra called me soon after. She was very upset to hear that Zeda was found as a stray, and all the way here, about 7 hours away. She had Zeda as a puppy for over a year, but had to rehome her due to living arrangements. She told me her dad could pick Zeda up for her and hold on to her until she could get her. Her living arrangements now allow for Zeda, and she said, "She is my baby, I am so glad I can have her back. I won't let anyone else have her. She is such a good dog."
I gave both Will County and Cassandra each other's information, and both messaged me today that Cassandra's dad picked Zeda up. Cassandra is very excited to get her baby back home. Thank you dad for picking her up!
Welcome back home Zeda!
Lost Dogs Illinois
Carrie went missing after being let out to her yard Thursday evening. Her family looked all over and there were no signs of her all weekend. They assumed someone took their dog.
Little did they know, Carrie was picked up and taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control on Friday, 3/6. She was wearing a Banfield and 2017 rabies tag. Banfield provided CACC with the owner information but the number was disconnected, so they sent it to Microchip Hunters this morning, as nobody had come in for her.
I called Cook County this morning, and when they gave me the owner information, I noticed one of the digits in the phone number was different. I called, and was so happy to hear the owners name on the outgoing message matched. I left a voicemail and sent a text.
When I spoke to the owner, she told me she was just telling a friend that someone took her dog! I gave her the address for CACC and senior girl Carrie went home this afternoon!
Missing 3/5/2020; Reunited 3/9/2020 Welcome home Carrie! You are loved!
Lost Dogs Illinois
This little 13 year old Maltese was found and taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control. His Avid microchip information from 2007 led back to a disconnected phone number, so CACC sent it to Microchip Hunters, microchip help, to get this cutie home!
After researching the name and number on the chip, we tried a number for a relative we found. A gentleman answered, and let us know this owner had passed away last year, and that the brother and mother were now caring for Tiger. He passed along all the information, and we were able to contact the brother who loves Tiger dearly. Richard told me, I was looking all night for him, my mom is elderly and he got out. They were very worried and relieved to hear he was found.
Richard said, "I will get dressed and am leaving now to pick him up." He had no idea where Chicago Animal Control was.
Sweet 13 year old Tiger is now home, and we passed along all the microchip information to Richard so he can update the information. He told us that Tiger is doing well this morning, and that he will update the information right away.
Found 3/3/2020, Reunited 3/4/2020 Welcome home Tiger.
You are loved!!!
Lost Dogs Illinois
Dynasty, the beautiful 7 year old girl, is home safe and sound. Chicago Animal Care and Control sent Microchip Hunters this case after calling the number on file from 2013, and leaving a message. The chip wasn't registered but the implant facility was CACC and they did have the owner information. It was unclear whether this was a current phone number for the owner.
We tried leaving a voicemail at this number also, as well as trying relatives, with no luck. Thankfully, we were able to find an email and facebook page that belonged to the owner, and we received a reply that he will be going to pick Dynasty up! We also gave the microchip information to the owner so he can get Dynasty's microchip updated!
Dynasty didn't need a new home, she just needed to go home!
Welcome home sweet girl!
Lost Dogs Illinois
These dogs all went home with the help and research of Microchip Hunters Illinois!
Thank you Chicago Animal Care and Control for sending these to us!
A little Gray and White Shih Tzu Mix was found by a friend of a #LostDogsIllinois volunteer early Friday evening. He was wearing a rabies tag for Boone County, but he was found in Chicago. There was no phone number on the tag, just the rabies tag number. The friend couldn't hold on to this little guy, but took him to Chicago Animal Care and Control for his owner to find him there.
The LDI volunteer contacted microchip hunters to help.
Because it was Friday night, I had left a voicemail on the #BooneCountyAnimalControl voicemail. Roger from Boone County contacted me early Sunday morning, but the information they had wasn't complete. There was a name and address but no phone number, and unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a working number. Good news was that Roger was able to give me the animal clinic that vaccinated Ati, so I called them early Monday morning.
Belvidere family pet gave me the owner information they had, from July 2019. The phone number on file was the wife of the name associated to the tag, and after leaving a voicemail and text, she answered me back right away.
Blanca told me they gave Ati, now named Gordo, to her Aunt, and she was looking for him all weekend. Her aunt doesn't speak English so Blanca was calling all over for her but wasn't able to get any good news. She was very happy he was found, and sent the Aunt over to CACC right away. I let CACC know the news too! Gordo is now back home, microchipped and neutered.
Thanks Roger, from Boone County for getting back to me on the weekend! Boone County Animal Control told me they really do all they can to help dogs get back to their families without having to take them to animal control! They even take them home overnight many times!
Found 2/7/2020; Reunited 2/11/2020. Welcome home Gordo!
Lost Dogs Illinois
Home at last! Spike, the mix from #Schaumburg #IL is home safe & sound. Message: "Thanks to Lost Dogs Illinois (microchip help), they were able to track the owner down through the unregistered chip number." Missing 02/02/2020. Reunited 02/03/2020. Welcome home Spike!
*** Testimonial From Jeannie ***
I have used Lost Dogs Illinois a few times and they are always very helpful! Thank you to everyone there that takes the time out today their schedule to help these fur babies!
Pepper's microchip was registered in 2013 and still belongs to her same family! Microchip Hunters were sent the microchip information from Chicago Animal Care and Control. The registration information we received from 24 Petwatch had one disconnected phone number and one that didn't belong to her family.
After trying multiple numbers, I finally got an answer, "Yes, I am looking for my dog," I gave her all the information, and Balanda told me, "I will pick her up tomorrow." Hearing this never gets old! She told me her sister was keeping Pepper for her when she went missing. I made sure to give Balanda the information to update her registration too.
Found 1/24/2020; Reunited 1/28/2020
Welcome home sweet Pepper, you are loved.
Chicago Animal Care and Control asked Microchip Hunters for help reaching Leo's family. He came in with a rabies tag and an ID tag. One of the numbers was disconnected, and the other no answer. So, I sent a text.
When I received a text back from the owner, she told me Leo disappeared from the yard and she was going to file a lost dog report. She asked if he was ok and where he was. When I told her he was at animal control, and about the fee, she told me they are 'struggling', and that she didn't have the money right now to pay to pick him up. She told me all about her daughter crying that he was gone, and what a great boy Leo is.
Leo is an 8 year old boy, that needed to go home. He has a family that loves him! Lost Dogs Illinois paid the fee, and Leo's family went to CACC as soon as they opened today to pick him up.
They are so grateful to have Leo back home - look how happy the kids are to get him back!
Please help us get dogs like Leo back home where they are loved. Every little bit helps keep families together, and dogs out of shelters.
"My family would like to thank you again"