I need some help. I was contacted tonight by someone in Seattle, WA, who picked up a dog whose microchip was traced back to me (Starfish). I have checked every female dog's file (she said the dog was a female) and the number I was given does not match any of the numbers that I have in my files. And yes, we also checked the male dogs' files, to be safe. The woman is willing to hold onto the dog while I try to figure out who the dog is and who she belongs to, but I could use some help from a more local rescue, since I'm in FL. I asked her to take a picture of the dog and email it to me, but she says that she doesn't know how to do that. So, I asked her if she could go to my website and see if she recognizes the dog from the "Happy Tails" page and she said that she would do that when her husband got home. I would really like help from a local rescue that could go see the dog and take photos to send to me, so I can try and figure out who this dog is and who it belongs to, and make whatever arrangements I need to make for the dog.
I just received an email that this dog has been reunited with its owners. Big thanks to Janet with PNWBCR for helping me solve this mystery. It turns out that this dog was not one of my dogs. It was a purebred Siberian Husky that was purchased from a vet in Portland, OR. My next step is to contact Avid and make sure there are no other chips mistakenly registered to me and that the ones that I've registered are correct.
Mary and the boys: Milo, Charlie, Skittles, Ollie, and Steve (token human male)
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~ Albert Schweitzer
Also is good time to make sure the alternate contact information is current. For example, I had my father as that contact for my animals, and he is in assisted living facility now. Time for me to update!