- King got lost 6 years ago in his family’s home in San Antonio, Texas.
- Last month, he was finally found and was surrendered to the HSBC located in Florida.
- After learning of the great news, his family drove for 19 hours across more than 1,300 miles just to see him again!
For most pups, it’s a nightmare to have no family and no forever home.
King, a 15-year-old little brown Chihuahua mix, ended up in a shelter for the first time last month after he was surrendered into the Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) by a woman.
But what happened was a blessing in disguise, especially after the shelter scanned his microchip.
You see, he already has a family. He had gone missing from his home over 1,300 miles away — for six years!
For a while, he had to live with strangers and be patient with them because soon enough, they would be helping him to finally return home to his family.
“Like most dogs in a strange environment, he was very quiet, subdued and nervous,” HSBC’S vice president of marketing, Cherie Wachter, told The Dodo. “Everyone thought King was very sweet.”
King had suddenly disappeared six years ago while in the yard at home. The Vasquez family, who are living in San Antonio, Texas, frantically looked for him but to no avail. They made flyers, called the local shelter, and searched for him everywhere, but he was nowhere to be found.
As the years passed, King’s family still held onto his collar to signify their hope that someday, somehow, he’ll find his way and come home.
After finding out who King’s family was and where they’re located, the shelter called them immediately and explained King was in their care.
“They called back within an hour and were ecstatic to learn that King was safe and alive,” Cherie said. “When they called the airlines and learned there were no flights until the end of the week, Debi and her daughter decided to drive to Florida to pick up King.”
They drove for 19 hours across over 1,300 miles just to see their beloved King again!
“They said they never gave up hope and even brought his collar,” Cherie said.
When they went to Dania Beach to celebrate, King realized he’s really back with his family. He started to relax and enjoy their moment watching the Atlantic Ocean.
“It was amazing to witness such a happy change for the little guy,” Cherie added.
Source: The Dodo