Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dog reunited with Arkansas family after four years

Nearly four years ago, a registered purebred chocolate Labrador retriever named Rivers went missing in Fayetteville, Ark. The owners' son, Peter, was devastated over the loss of Rivers and refused the offer of a new dog. They posted flyers and spread the word to vets and animal shelters but there was no sign of the pup.

But the search is finally over. On Saturday, Rivers was seen running at large in northwest Calgary park - 2,800 kilometers away from his original home. How was that possible? Rivers was linked to his owners through microchip.

"We're very excited. He's very far from home, We just can't wait to pick him up from the airport", Mary Sue Farmer, Rivers owner said.

"A pet's licence is his ticket home," said Bill Bruce, director of animal and bylaw services. Licensing and permanent identification, as in Rivers' situation, provide peace of mind for pet owners because they know that if their pet goes missing, these tools will help animal and bylaw services reunite them with their pet," he added.

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