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Missouri Boston Terrier Lost for Four Years, Returns Home

This story goes to show we are all hungry for good news. I can't tell you how many Dogsters have barked in this story in...

Joy  |  Apr 6th 2007


This story goes to show we are all hungry for good news. I can’t tell you how many Dogsters have barked in this story in the last few days! Thanks to you all!

Happy barks go out to Mickey and Kari!

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Thanks to Kansas City.com for this version of the story.

After four years, missing Lees Summit dog turns up in Montana
The Associated Press
KEITH MYERS | The Kansas City Star

Kari Mitchell of Kansas City, North, was reunited this week with her Boston Terrier, Mickey, after he had been missing since April of 2003.A Boston terrier named Mickey who disappeared four years ago from his Lees Summit backyard was reunited with his owners this week thanks to a microchip and an animal shelter 1,100 miles away in Montana.

Cher Jarosz and her daughter Kari Mitchell thought theyd lost Mickey forever, until they received a call from Billings, Mont., last week.

Mitchell called her mom with amazing news last week. Youre never going to believe this, Mitchell said.

Mickey was found roaming aimlessly several states away, and Tuesday he caught a flight home to Kansas City.

Only Mickey knows how he wound up in Montana and thats fine by Mitchell.

Were happy to have him home,” she told KSHB-TV. I just hope whoever was taking care of him, I hope they were just glad hes home.”

The family said he looks different. He doesnt remember his name and his teeth show signs of wear and tear.

Mitchell says a microchip on Mickey helped the Billings Animal Shelter reunite the two.

Some lady from the public walked in the back door,” said Kristal Ward, office manager at the shelter. She found the dog running up the street. She tossed him to me, and thats how it started.”

Ward said she called Avid, a company that makes microchip identification systems, and was given the name of a veterinarian clinic in Lees Summit. She said the dogs owner had not registered the chip.

I called that vet clinic because they were the one that should have a record of that chip,” Ward said. I gave them the chip number, and the woman kind of started screaming.

She goes, Oh my God, is that a Boston terrier? Oh my God, it belongs to Kari Mitchell. She used to work here. “