A tan Chihuahua was wandering around the Sumter County in Florida when he came across a kind-looking man. Without hesitation, the little dog ran toward him as if he was asking for help. He was so thrilled to see the man.
Thankfully, the Good Samaritan decided to scoop up the pup and bring him to the shelter called YOUR Humane Society SPCA. He was malnourished and was also covered in fleas. Despite that, the little dog maintained a friendly and positive attitude. Upon seeing the pooch, the shelter staff members could easily tell that he belonged in a home.
After scanning for a microchip, the staff learned that his name is Alex. They were also able to reach Alex’s owners and discovered just how amazing his story was. Alex’s family resides in Naples, Florida. This was more than 225 miles away from where the pup was found. As it turned out, he had been missing for six long years.
**YOUR Humane Society SPCA Celebrated Valentine’s Reunion of a Chihuahua Lost For Six Years** In 2013, 2 month old Chihuahua pup, Alex, found his forever home with the Stone family in Naples, Florida. Life was great with his very own two boys and a big dog brother Thunder until his dog bro moved away with Grandma. Alex was distraught and dug out of his fenced yard likely in search of Thunder. Alex’s heartbroken family searched and searched on their own too, but the weeks turned into months, which led to years, and they heard nothing. They never forgot Alex as he remained in their hearts. Just this past Valentine’s holiday, 6 years later, a Good Samaritan in Sumter County, Florida (225+ miles away) found this little bedraggled dog and brought him to YOUR Humane Society SPCA, Sumter’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter serving their community for 38 years. The shelter’s team scanned the dog for a microchip, and suddenly this lost pup had a name – Alex – and Alex had a family! The reunion took place on Valentine’s weekend and what a reunion it was! The anxious family was concerned that their then puppy would not remember them now but Alex could not contain his sheer joy of seeing them again. They all stood hugging a giddy pup who regained his identity and his long lost family. The family cried, the shelter staff and volunteers cried, this story-writer cried, all while Alex wriggled in sheer delight. Later, Alex had more good fortune as he was also reunited with his best bud Thunder! There is nothing more touching than finding your long-lost love. YOUR Humane Society SPCA was so pleased to make another wonderful reunion happen! If only Alex could tell us where he has been and what happened to him during those six long years he was missing, but one thing is for sure…microchips work! YOUR Humane Society SPCA encourages pet owners to never give up hope if separated from their pets. However, reunions can happen more often thanks to the owners registering their pet’s microchip and keeping their contact info up to date. A microchip can be that one simple key factor to get your pet returned to you should something disastrous occur. Learn more about YOUR Humane Society SPCA at hsspca.org and help make a difference! Story: http://bit.ly/32NtBmj
Posted by YOUR Humane Society SPCA on Monday, March 2, 2020
Alex was only two months old when he joined his family. Aside from having two human brothers, Alex also has a larger doggy brother who was named Thunder. After Thunder moved in with their grandma, the little pup dug a hole under the fence and escaped. Most likely, he planned on searching for Thunder.
The family looked everywhere for Alex. However, months of the search turned into years, which made them lose their hope of finding their dog. So, when the shelter contacted them one February night, their lives changed forever.
Because it has been so long since Alex saw them, the family was worried that the little pup would no longer remember them. However, the moment Alex laid his eyes on his owners, he could not contain his happiness. Alex’s tail instantly wagged nonstop. His mom picked him up and then hugged him tightly.
The reunion brought the entire family and even the shelter staff members in tears. Now Alex did not only reconnect with his family, but he also reunited with his doggy brother Thunder too. This time, the two of them will never be apart again.
Credit: YOUR Humane Society SPCA