Edmonson Voice Staff
A call of a stray dog roaming around the fairgrounds today resulted in a happy reunion with his owner, thanks to quick response time from Edmonson County Animal Control Offier Eric Roscoe and the use of his microchip scanner.
"I started looking for information with my scanner and a phone number popped up," said Officer Roscoe. "I sent the information back to dispatch and had them to try to contact the dog's owner. Within three minutes, they responded and said they had contacted the owner, who had been looking for the dog for two days."
Roscoe said the owner was able to pick up the dog in a matter of minutes and safely return him home. Roscoe said the microchip allowed the county to retrieve the proper info and contact the owner.
"It really helps when owners like this one do the right thing and have their animals chipped. In this case, you have a dog and it's owner safely back together again," he said.