Many pet owners consider their pets to be important members of the family, and they never imagine losing them.If their pets died, their owners would cry uncontrollably, wishing their babies a happy life in Heaven.However, in missing cases, pet parents often experience excruciating pain because they have no idea where their babies are or if they are alive.That is why, if the owners could one day reunite with their lost pets, it would be one of the best days of their lives.
A touching reunion story between a dog and her owner occurred recently at Evanston Animal Shelter.Tanya Ohanian, the director, had been informed of a dog roaming around Cook County, Illinois.She assumed the dog was a stray, but the shelter staff discovered a microchip in its body.Despite this, the information was out of date, so there was little chance of locating the dog’s owner.
Fortunately, Microchip Hunters, a local organization, assisted them and eventually figured out the dog’s specific information.The alleged stray was named Dottie, and she had been separated from her beloved family for five years.
Ohanian immediately contacted the dog’s owner to inform them of the wonderful news.When the dog’s father, George Loving, heard that Dottie had returned, he couldn’t believe it.He’d been missing his baby for so long that he was overjoyed to see her again.
“I cried a lot about it,” Loving recalled.
Dottie’s family was worried that their dog would forget them after a long time, but the dog surprised them with a sweet reaction when she saw them.
“There was never any doubt,” Ohanian said. “It was simply stunning.”
Everyone’s hearts were warmed by this reunion.Not only was the family overjoyed, but the shelter staff was as well.Everyone shed happy tears as they congratulated Dottie on the perfect ending to her story.
“It was an emotional experience for all of us,” Ohanian said. “I think we were all crying.”
No one knew about Dottie’s adventure over the last five years, and her experiences would most likely remain a mystery for the rest of her life.Regardless of what happened, she overcame all adversity and returned to the gentle hugs of her cherished family.