Puppy Left to Die by Side of Road Has Happy Homecoming

In this photo provided by the Humane Society of Broward County, kneeling, from left to right: Chloe, Doug, and Chase Peterson greet their long-lost dog, Cedar, at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Standing is pilot Ted DuPuis. (Cherie Wachter/Humane Society of Broward County via AP)

Cedar is home again, much bigger and on the mend. The German shepherd disappeared two years ago from the backyard of her home in Southwest Ranches, Fla., when she was just 4 months old, reports WSVN.

The Peterson family heard nothing about Cedar until this month, when a deputy across the country in Colorado spotted an abandoned, malnourished dog lying by the side of a road and nearly covered in snow, reports the Miami Herald. The deputy had to pick her up to get her in the car.

A vet used Cedar’s microchip to track down the Petersons, and Cedar was soon being flown home after some veterinary care. “I immediately cried,” Tamara Peterson tells the Herald. “I couldn’t believe it. I was in shock. It’s almost two years to the day.”

The family has no idea how the dog went missing, but Peterson suspects someone stole her from the yard, because there’d been a spate of such dog thefts in the neighborhood around that time.

Via Newser…

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3 Responses to Puppy Left to Die by Side of Road Has Happy Homecoming

  1. Glenn Geist Reply

    April 23, 2019 at 7:57 am

    my first dog, a purebred Collie, was stolen when I was a boy. It’s something that still hurts after 70 years. I’m happy for these people.

  2. Michael John Scott Reply

    April 23, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I found a female German shepherd when living in the Keys. She was sweet and beautiful. Unfortunately for me, she was chipped. Apparently, she had been stolen from her yard when only 12 weeks old. That was two years earlier. She was returned amid many tears from both sides and I still think about her.

  3. Bill Formby Reply

    April 24, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    It would be nice if the thieves could be found and repeatedly bitten whereever it would hurt the most.

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