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Suierveld says she still answers to her name and even remembers the commands she and her daughter taught her. Suierveld says her now-22-year-old daughter cried when she heard her missing dog had, improbably, returned home.
Judy Spiering called Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley on Jan. 27 when a friendly but very thirsty black lab mix turned up on her porch 10 miles from the Suierveld home in Apollo.
A microchip in Abby’s neck led to Suierveld’s vet, who had Abby listed as deceased and then to Suierveld. Suierveld couldn’t believe it. “I didn’t even know what to say,” she says, adding, “She kind of came back from the dead.” But no one can figure out where Abby has spent the past decade.
“She’s a good weight. She’s very well taken care of,” says Jody Berisko at Animal Protectors. “It’s very weird.” Whoever Abby was with, Suierveld admits “they took good care of her.” The family planned to host a giant welcome-home dinner for their long-lost pooch.
Edited Via Newser