FLINT (WJRT)- (12/04/18)- "She was found in a city near our shelter called Roseville. On 12 mile between Gratiot and Grosebeck." said Dianne Reeves, executive director, I Heart Animal Rescue and Animal Haven.
That's more than 65 miles from the city of Flint, where Ellie the beagle's microchip says she's from.
"We were able to get the contact information for her owner, so we called the telephone number and left messages, but have not received a return call. And we have also mailed a letter to the address listed which is in Flint," Reeves said.
Dianne Reeves is the executive director and co founder of I Heart Animal Rescue and Animal Haven in Warren.
Ellie was taken there by a good Samaritan a week ago, after they believe, she was hit by a car.
Reeves says micro-chipping is a very important tool in helping to reunite lost animals with their owners, but only if the information is updated.
"We do come across cases regularly, where they are not registered at all once they are chipped either by the vet or a rescue like us. They don't get registered by the owner, or the owners information changes. They move, they got a new phone number and that information is not updated. Which then lands a dog like this cutie in our situation where we're trying desperately to find her home, " Reeves said..
Ellie is currently receiving medical care for her injuries, which Reeves says are about $1,500.
A lot for a rescue, whose vet bills for caring for animals like Ellie, has already exceeded $100,000 this year.
So they are hoping someone comes forward to help Ellie get home.
"She's very sweet, she a little on the skinny side, but she seems to know commands and is very friendly, " Reeves said.
Ellie is headed to a foster home to recover, if you recognize her, contact:
I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven 22415 Groesbeck Highway, Warren, MI 48089