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Saturday, February 02, 2013

Dog Found In NM Reunited With Kentucky Owner

Mandi Smith's 5-month-old puppy disappeared from the family's Fort Campbell, Ky., yard 18 months ago. So when Smith got a call saying Pooka had turned up in northern New Mexico, she says she was more than a little surprised.

"At first I thought someone was playing a trick on me," the 26-year-old Smith said Wednesday, adding that she played the voicemail from the Espanola Valley Humane Society more than once.

"I thought I'd never see her again."

But it was no joke. The now 2-year-old Chihuahua-dachshund mix, also known as a "chiweenie," was found wandering the streets in Espanola on Jan. 12. She was traced back to her military family by a microchip that Smith says had been installed just days before she went missing.



Anonymous said...

We hear about cases like this every now and then,but 18 months is extreme.I know how psychic dogs are and their ability to return home from extreme distances,but this one must have been taken in by someone.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy for them both.

Make sure there are no more escapes!

Anonymous said...

Look at the wonderful smile..home at last. Thank GOD this was a successful story with a happy ending.