A two-year-old fox terrier from South Florida with the name of Dutchess got lost in 2007. Twelve years later, a concerned citizen found this cute little pooch a thousand miles away from where she used to live.
Dutchess was shivering and hungry underneath a shed in Pennsylvania. Only she knows how and why she got to that place.
The man who saw Dutchess must have worried so much about her condition. He brought her to the Humane Animal Rescue in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, right away.
As is the standard procedure for lost dogs brought to shelters, this doggie, who is now a senior, was checked for microchips on her neck. Upon seeing her wearing one, the staff was able to identify her owner, Katheryn Strang. Call it a miracle, but despite the long years, the woman still had her information updated!
According to the shelter, the human mother of Dutchess must have driven 18 hours to get to Pennsylvania. She was in shock. Who would ever think that they would still see each other when more than a decade had passed?
Katheryn could still vividly recall what happened the day her beloved pooch got lost. Her son accidentally left their door open when he left for school. The little pup escaped and, since then, could not be located.
Katheryn’s family posted ‘missing pet’ signs to no effect. Through the years, she presumed that Dutchess could have been hit by a car or taken by a stranger.
However, Strang said that she never lost hope to find her dear doggie one day. She religiously paid US$15 yearly to keep her microchip active.
It proved its worth more than a decade later. A big thank you to this electronic identification device!
Now, the owner and her pet are back in each other’s arms!
Source: CBS News via YouTube