From the Evansville Police Department Facebook Page:
A little extra effort and a new piece of equipment helped reunite a dog with her owner recently.
Officer Corey Nutt was sent to an apartment complex to check on a found dog. Corey had a “chip reader” that could scan the dog to see if it had a micro chip embedded in its skin. The chip would display an identification number that could help find the owner.
The dog, which he found out was named “Maggie”, did have a chip. After calling the 24hour hotline to check the ID number, Corey found the dog had an address in Mt. Vernon Indiana. There was name of the owner but no phone number. Corey called several people in Mt. Vernon with the same last name, but nobody knew of the dog or the owner. An officer from the Mt. Vernon PD was sent to the house and located the owner. The owner then called Corey. Corey learned that Maggie had been reported missing back in January.
The owner was not able to come to Evansville to get Maggie. Corey got the OK to drive to Mt. Vernon to return Maggie to her owner. After an emotional reunion in the Arby’s parking lot, Maggie finally made it home.
No word yet on whether Maggie will be discussing her 7 month adventure.
A girl has to have her secrets, you know.
SOURCE: Evansville Police Department