A family in Lansing, Michigan, got back their pet dog Bambi after she had run away four years ago. Surprisingly, the dog was retrieved in Toledo, Ohio which is over 100 miles away from Lansing. The pet owner, Bradley Wieferich, was stunned when he received a call from a microchip firm informing him about Bambi.
The 12-year-old dog had been found by Toledo police wandering around a neighborhood. An officer took Bambi to a canine control and care center where her microchip enabled employees to discover that she had been previously owned by a family. The shelter’s outreach coordinator says Bambi was thin but healthy and sweet. But nobody knows how she had made it to Toledo from Lansing.
The Wieferich household recently got reunited with Bambi. Bradley Wieferich didn’t at first recognize her at the shelter however he saw muzzle markings and was alerted by the dog’s familiar howl. Bambi was prepared to return home, he informed.
The family had adopted Bambi as a small pup. However, she began to escape after she lost her companion golden retriever to cancer. Wieferich got another companion dog for Bambi but that did not prevent her from running away after six months. The family looked around but could not find her and thought she had died or had been found by some other person or family.
Wieferich says that Bambi has nicely settled in and even performs a few old tricks. This story indicates that it’s important for pet owners to microchip their pets and for shelters to scan the stray animals they find. Stray dogs may not be homeless but just lost.
Creator: CBS Detroit/AP
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