Alex, a 2-month-old Chihuahua, was happy with his family in Naples, Florida. He constantly receives attention and love and even has a dog brother named Thunder.
Everything was fine until his brother had to move away with another family member. Alex was unhappy that they had to be separated and resorted to doing the unthinkable.
He dug out a hole in their fenced yard and went outside in search of his brother. From that moment on, he never returned.
Alex’s family searched high and low for his whereabouts. Their search lasted for days until it turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, and months turned into years but to no avail. They never found him again.
Six long years after, a man surrendered the distraught Alex to YOUR Humane Society SPCA. It appeared that Alex kept on wandering the streets.
When he arrived at the shelter, the very first thing they did was to scan the dog for a microchip. That’s where they were shocked! This stray dog had a name and a family. The most shocking part of all this is, he was reported lost six years ago!
They immediately contacted the Stone family to inform them of the good news. At first, the family couldn’t believe what they heard.
Eventually, they realized that this was reality. Alex was alive, and someone finally reported his whereabouts! They were doubtful if Alex still remembers them, but they were hopeful.
As soon as they met, Alex immediately recognizes them and showered them with tail wags and kisses. The family couldn’t stop their tears from falling. This was their most awaited moment. They waited six long years for this and finally it is happening!
No one knew what Alex had to go through for the past six years. What matters now is that they are finally back together again, and they are one as a family.
Click on the video below to see their heartfelt reunion:
**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
Thanks to YOUR Humane Society SPCA for the video and photos.