Dog missing for 12 years reunited with owner 1,100 miles away

by John Wesley Reid · Oct 14th, 2019 2:25 pm

Last Updated Nov 18th, 2019 at 1:03 pm

A good Samaritan and a microchip have reunited a dog with its owner after more than a decade. Dutchess, a fox terrier, went missing in southern Florida on February 28, 2007.

Dutchess was found last week on October 8, shivering and hungry in Pittsburgh. She was brought to Humane Animal Rescue’s North Side Animal Resource Center where the staff discovered the dog’s microchip, which allowed staff to contact her owners who now live in Boca Rotan, Florida.

Owner Katheryn Strang was shocked to hear from the center’s staff.

“I can’t believe you’re calling me right now,” she said. “I can’t believe this is happening.”

Staff at the animal center recorded an emotional reunion between Dutchess and her owner:


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