Tehachapi Police Officers help reunite lost dog with owners

Posted at 1:30 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 16:30:17-04

Officers from the Tehachapi Police Department helped reunite a lost dog with their owners by using a microchip scanner. 


“Makaya” was identified and returned to her family within 15 minutes using the microchip scanner donated on August 24th by Have a Heart Humane Society to TPD.

“Having the new scanner and being able to identify “Makaya” and returning her so quickly shows the importance of having strong partnerships in the community,” said Kent Kroeger, Chief of Police.

Stray dogs are occasionally brought into the police station due to the extended time it takes animal control to arrive. “We were happy to see the family get back together so quickly,” said Kroeger.

We contacted Gina Christopher from Have a Heart Humane Society and told her of the success story with “Makaya” and Gina said,”I’m thrilled, anytime a dog doesn't’t have to go the Mojave Shelter and can be returned so quickly. Animals can be subjected to disease and this helps avoid that.”