Missing dog reunited with family after 5 years

dog reunited with owner after 5 years
A dachshund named lady is back with her family after 5 years. ©️ Kurt Sunkel. Unsplah.

A female dachshund named Lady has been reunited with her family after going missing five years ago.

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Donna Greemminger, a local animal control officer,  spotted Lady in a city car park. Lady, who had lost most of her sight and hearing, was identified by her microchip and reunited with her owners last Monday.

Family Feared the Worst

Rick and Michelle Reiedue live in Brooklyn, Connecticut, and began fearing the worst after Lady went missing. Rick said that he was worried she’d been attacked by wolves, or simply wandered off to die. Unsurprisingly, the couple was overjoyed to have their beloved Lady back. Speaking to Wink News, Rick said ‘We thought she was gone. She’s the greatest dog we’ve ever had.”

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The Riendeau family is reunited with their miniature long-haired dachshund Lady at Norwich Animal Control in Mohegan Park. Lady has been missing for more than five years.

Gepostet von Norwich Bulletin am Montag, 1. Oktober 2018

New Beginnings for Lady

CBS News reports that the couple first got Lady way back in 2001. Their two children were 5 and 7 at the time, and both took an instant shining to Lady. Now, seventeen years later, the Reiedue children are all grown up with families of their own. On meeting the newest members of the Reiedue clan, Rick said: “Our kids are in their 20s now, married with kids of their own. I really hope she gets along with the grandkids.”

Get Your Dog Microchipped

According to the American Humane Association, over 10 million pets go missing in the U.S.A each year. In fact, 1 in 3 will become lost at some point. Most are found after a few days and especially if they’ve been fitted with GPS collars and microchips. In 2016 UK  law changed and made it compulsory for all dogs over 8 weeks old to be microchipped; owners details are stored within a database. If your dog hasn’t been chipped then contact your local vet or check the PDSA for more advice.

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Ashley is a freelance writer based in Manchester, UK. When he's not writing, he enjoys reading, martial arts and meditation. Unfortunately he doesn't have the space or the time to own a dog, so he volunteers as as dog buddy, which basically means he'a a dog babysitter. He walks them, feeds them, and generally just chill out with them. It's awesome.