Chicago dog found in Ingham County

Published: Aug. 19, 2020 at 12:55 PM EDT
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It’s been a long couple of months for a dog that traveled more than 200 miles from Chicago to Lansing.

Wednesday the Ingham County Animal Shelter reunited ‘Baby’ to the Claveria family.

“No idea how he got up here how he was found running in Lansing but yeah, he’s one lucky little guy,” said Heidi Williams, Director of Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter.

The Lansing Police Department found Baby roaming around in Lansing this past Sunday and brought him into the shelter.

“Little guy had a collar on and he had a rabies tag from Illinois and we tried to find some information on him - we couldn’t,” said Williams.

The animal shelter didn’t stop there, they did some detective work and tracked down the veterinary clinic who worked with Baby.

“We contacted the veterinary clinic and they were able to give us the owner’s contact information and we called them and they were shocked to say the least that they were getting a phone call from up here so they drove right up.”

No comment from the family on reuniting with Baby. But he did leave the animal shelter on Wenesday with a microchip. Now the animal shelter is expressing the importance of microchipping your pet.

“Microchipping is the relatively inexpensive thing to do with your animals and it just ensures that they’re going to make their way home to you if they’re found and scanned it’s super easy to get them back to their owners then.”

The animal shelter isn’t offering microchips right now due to COVID-19. They say you can get any local veterinarian office. The shelter is holding a rabies and licensing clinic on August 26th at the Ingham County Fairgrounds.

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