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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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German Shepherd returned to owner after almost two years!

In January of 2012 I was living in a suburb of Tampa, Fl. With my 2 year old shepherd, Hailey. One day I let her outside into our fenced in back yard and went inside to take a shower. Upon coming out I found that she was gone. No evidence of her digging out but there was evidence that the gate had been opened. I searched for days for her and put up flyers in the area. I was told by police that the area has had a lot of thefts of pure bred dogs. I stayed in Florida for two months or so after that and then moved back to my home state of New York to get better work. I have since gotten another pup named Shane in early 2013 and never expected to hear anything about Hailey, and came to accept she was gone. In the beginning of November I got an email from a rescue in Florida saying that they found Hailey and identified her through the microchip in her neck. She was extremely emaciated and had worms and other problems asscociated with being a stray. She had obviously had a litter or two as she was accompanied by one of her puppies when she was found. They say for the looks of it somebody used her to get pups and make money selling the. And the dumped her by the looks of it. Now once she is healthy and ready for travel she will be transported up here to NY back to me! The rescue in Tampa is an excellent facility and I would strongly recommend any readers to donate as they are a C.A.R.E.S rescue and survive purely from donations alone. Just wanted to share cause its a happy ending kind of story and we need more of these out there today.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 05:29 PM
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What a wonderful Thanksgiving miracle!! Please let us know when she arrives, I love happy endings!

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 05:43 PM
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Yippee! and Congratulations! Was her puppy adopted, too?
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-28-2013, 05:55 PM
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Wow that's incredible! I'm so happy for you

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 02:05 AM
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Congratulations! I can just imagine how shocked you had to have been when you got that call! So happy she will be back with you, and I hope she can get over her trauma! That had to have been heart wrenching!
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 04:06 AM
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wow happy she is going to make it back to you

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 06:13 AM
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What a surprise! That's good news for both of you.

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 08:38 AM
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What a great story with a happy ending, I'm glad she was microchipped! I really believe it's important

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What a heartwarming story. So happy for you and for her to finally be coming home. Keep us updated!

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 10:07 AM
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So happy for you!
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