One family is now whole again after Pinellas County Animal Services reunited them with their dog.
The morning of August 20, Pinellas County Animal Services received a call reporting a pitbull mix stranded on a drainage pipe in St. Petersburg.
Animal Services officers, Trish Cartier and Deborah Riehle, were able to safely and humanely get the dog off the drainage pipe and to safety.
After transporting the dog to the Animal Services office in Largo, the dog was given a clean bill of health by a vetrianarian and they discovered the dog had a microchip.
Microchips store information about a dog's family in a small sub-dermal computer chip. The chips can't be lost or torn off dogs like traditional tags and collars.
After discovering who the owners were, Animal Services promptly called them and they picked up their dog the next day.
If you ever lose a family friend, make sure to call the lost or found pets hotline is (727) 582-2604 and visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices for more information on what Animal Services does.