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post #411 of 412 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 10:45 AM
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Dirks fund had something close to this happen: Willie got out of the back yard , when a gate was left open by the meter man, Willie ended up in a shelter 150 miles away from his home, an elderly lady adopted him then she became ill and Willie went back to the shelter. The shelter called us to go get him, we did, had all vet work done and put him in a foster home, which he was there for over 6 months and the foster family was to adopt Willie on the weekend..Willie's picture and bio were on petfinder-through our adoptable list. We got a call one day from the original owner telling us the story about how he got out. These people had pictures of Willie since he was a pup. He did have a marking on him that was clearing visible in there photos. KEEP in mind Willie had been gone for 6 YEARS. The families daughter put up Willies stocking every Christmas for 6 years never given up hope he would return home.We set up a meeting with the original owners and foster home. It was a bitter sweet reunion, Willie got out of the car and ran to his old family given kisses, the foster family who LOVED this dog, with Dirksfund gave Willie back to the family. This story made the paper and the local news.
I have read this story a couple times, and it has always given me chills.

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