Rescuers came upon a dog in need of help and discovered the pup had been missing for 3 years. And what a touching moment it was when they reunited him with his family!
When the owners of an 18-year-old poodle mix were notified by Dorchester Paws that their long-lost pooch had been found, they couldn't believe it. Their dog, Binky (a.k.a. Mr. B.), had been found six hours from their home! And, though unkempt and in rough shape, the dog was still alive!
Shelter staff members Lanea Wilson and April Howard explain how Binky ended up in their facility.
Dog Missing For 3 Years Found By Rescuers
Found along the side of the road by a "good Samaritan," Mr. B. was brought into the shelter for care. Lanea describes Mr. B.'s condition when he arrived. Binky was horribly matted and flea infested. He was malnourished, filthy, and scared, and his nails were very long. He had not been cared for in a long time.
However, Mr. B. had been microchipped, and that's how they were able to locate his owners. Binky's family was preparing for a move when he disappeared. They waited a few extra days before leaving their home and contacted all of the local shelters in hopes of finding Binky before leaving. They did not want to leave him behind!
Unfortunately, they did not locate Binky before making their move to a new home in another town in Georgia. And, there's no way of knowing where Binky has been over the last few years-how he arrived all the way in Summerville, South Carolina.
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A Dorchester Paws volunteer drove Binky, once he'd been cared for, cleaned, and clipped, back home to his Georgia family. What a wonderful reunion it was!
Linea and April encourage pet owners to get their dogs chipped. With minimal cost and no health consequences to the animals, it is the best way to make sure a pup is returned home if it runs off.
Mr. B. is very old now, but he's finally home, and it looks like he'll be getting a lot of love and pampering in his final days!
"Do the same if you find their donkey or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it." Deuteronomy 22:3
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