For Hometown News
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Thanks to an identification chip, Port St. Lucie Animal Control was able to reunite a lost dog with its grateful owner.
Earlier in May, Cynthia and Jim McGlade of Port St. Lucie found a Chihuahua in their garage. Never seeing this dog before, they brought the lost dog to the Port St. Lucie Animal Control Office.
Susan List-Purkey with animal control quickly examined the Chihuahua and noticed that he had an identification chip. Within minutes, the monitoring service of the chip was contacted and provided Ms. List-Purkey with the name, phone number and address of the owner.
With that information, Ms. List-Purkey contacted the owner, Patricia Giachetti, and discovered that the Chihuahua's name is Mohito and he has been missing since July 2012.
When Ms. Giachetti adopted Mohito from the Martin County Humane Society in Palm City in January 2012, he was fitted with an identification chip.
As she prepared to move from her home to a new residence in Port St. Lucie, Mohito escaped through the back door. She has not seen him since until she received the call from Animal Control.
After nearly a year, Mohito, who is in great health, is now enjoying life back at home with his adopted owners.