The large, black German Shepherd had an embedded microchip that’s supposed to tell animal control officers how to contact its owner. But the chip’s information was out of date — leading back to a registered owner in South Carolina who was no longer there.
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) consulted a local directory and eventually found the owner living in Arlington. The man and his dog were then, at last, reunited.
The incident prompted the AWLA to issue to a reminder for pet owners.
“The League would like to remind owners to notify the microchip company that holds the database when their information has changed,” the organization said.