A 13-year-old Yorkie combine named Sgt. Pepper has been reunited together with his rightful proprietor after seven years, a number of caretakers, and greater than 1,000 miles.
Pepper was six when he went lacking from Laurie Davies’ Florida yard again in 2014. This previous Monday, he was found wandering down a wet avenue in Charlotte, Michigan. The soggy pooch was taken in by Eaton County Animal Management, the place he was routinely scanned for a microchip. This led straight to Davies, who rushed to Michigan to carry her boy once more.
Like every good canine mother, Davies started a frantic search seven years in the past when Sgt. Pepper went lacking. She quickly found his picture in a “Discovered Canine” posting on Craigslist, however when she reached out, Davies was advised that Pepper had already been “claimed by somebody who was not his actual proprietor.”
Regardless of this devastating setback, Davies refused to surrender. She filed a police report and notified the microchip firm that Pepper had been stolen. Though seven years handed with no hint of her canine, she by no means gave up residence. She stored his microchip present, updating her contact data as not too long ago as February 2020.
And now that diligence has lastly paid off!
“Whereas we don’t know each element of Sgt Pepper’s journey, we did uncover how he made it to Michigan,” animal management officers stated in an announcement. “Sgt Pepper had been residing with a household for the final 5 years who had been unaware of his microchip and stolen standing.”
“We’re grateful for his or her understanding that Sgt Pepper needed to be reunited together with his unique household, and we ask that folks please be delicate in direction of their scenario,” the division stated. “This unbelievable story is a testomony to the worth of microchipping your pet and holding your contact data present.”
Sgt. Pepper’s present microchip data meant that Eaton County Animal Management was capable of contact Davies “inside minutes of getting the canine in possession.” Surprised and overjoyed, she hopped a airplane to Michigan.
Though Davies sees modifications in Pepper after 7 years—he’s frailer and his eyesight goes— she says he nonetheless acknowledged her once they had been reunited.
“Oh it was superb,” Davies advised CBS4. “Completely superb. I’m telling you I bought tears in my eyes, that’s for positive.”
Sergeant Pepper has additionally been reunited together with his long-lost brother and one other household canine. Davies says he has already made himself at residence and is becoming in nicely.
“He might solely have a few years left in him,” she stated. “Nevertheless it’s good to have him have consolation with individuals who he loves, and I really like him.”
Laurie and Sgt Pepper are one fortunate pair, however there’s one key issue that made this glorious story doable.
“This story additionally serves as a reminder why it’s SO IMPORTANT to have all discovered canines scanned for a microchip,” Eaton County Animal Management stated of their assertion. “It’s also an excellent concept to have any new canine you purchase scanned for a microchip simply in case, particularly if any portion of the pet’s historical past is unknown.”
H/T to Individuals.com & CBS4.com
Featured Picture through Fb/Eaton County Animal Management