Talk about a lost dog story! Check this one out from Yahoo News!
A dog that was reported missing from an Olivenhain backyard more than four years ago was reunited with its owners thanks to microchip identification, San Diego County Animal Services officials announced Friday.
A man who said he wanted to find the animal a new home dropped off the female boxer at a county animal shelter on Thursday.
The man said he bought the dog for $100 in Escondido about three years ago from someone who claimed to be the owner.
“All animals are scanned for a microchip when they arrive at county shelters,” according to a statement from county Animal Services.
The routine scan of the boxer helped animal services officials identify the dog’s original owners, and a call was placed.
When John and Lisa Najjar were asked whether they had ever owned a boxer they replied “yes,” and were flabbergasted and elated about the discovery, repeating “unbelievable” over the phone, county officials said.
“You can’t help but have a lump in your throat, when you hear a story like this,” said Dawn Danielson, director of County Animal Services. “There is a clear message here: have your pet microchipped.”
Can we get an AMEN to that?!?!