Back in 2003, after Thanksgiving, the Pruitt family's dog disappeared from their farm in Virginia.
Somehow, eight years later, their dog, Petunia, showed up at an animal shelter in California.
The shelter used a microchip implanted in her to track down her owners.
The owner said:
"Wow. Quite frankly, [my husband] John and I just figured somehow she had gotten killed."
The supervisor at the animal facility said:
"[…] the dog is in fine shape physically, though she also said there are signs the animal had not received enough nutrition in recent months.
The shelter is now working with Pruitt to make sure Petunia is home for the holidays."
A happy ending for a lost doggy!
[Image via WENN.]
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