Back on October 8th, 2012, ACC received a call from a citizen, Brenda, who was distraught over having lost her dog, Brooklyn. An ACC staff member recorded Brooklyn’s information, such as identifying characteristics, and where he was last seen. When asked if Brooklyn was microchipped, the owner explained that he was not, but it was something that she had considered in the past.
ACC staff then posted Brooklyn’s photo to the City of Saint Louis Animal Care and Control Facebook page, as well as to our LostDogSTL twitter. Fortunately, the photo was shared by many individuals and organizations. Days later, Brooklyn was located by his owner.
Brenda called to thank us for our efforts in helping to locate her lost dog. The ACC staff member then thought to give her a special invitation to our upcoming “Pets in the Neighborhood” event in Ward 2. We explained to the owner that we would have low-cost spay and neuter services available through the Operation SPOT mobile spay/neuter Waggin’, and that we would also be offering microchip services. We suggested this event would be an excellent opportunity to get Brooklyn chipped.
On Sunday, October 21st, we were very excited to finally meet Brooklyn and Brenda in person. Given how familiar we were with both Brooklyn and Brenda at this point, it truly felt like a special visit. Brenda promptly had Brooklyn microchipped, and Brooklyn behaved like a perfect gentleman. Brooklyn and Brenda were then able to visit the other organizations and businesses at the event, such as doggie-daycare, a dog bakery, a groomer, and other animal welfare groups.
STL ACC strives to assist pet owners through our services, or by providing referrals to other organizations. We are thrilled that Brooklyn’s story ends happily, and we hope to bring many other happy endings to other St. Louis pets and families.