A dog found on Long Island will be reunited with her family in South Florida, after she was brought into a local animal rescue more than a year and a half since she went missing.
On Tuesday, a woman brought a stray dog she had found to Bobbi and The Strays in Freeport, hoping to find a home for it, said Myra Kennett, a rescue volunteer.
Volunteers scanned the dog’s microchip and were surprised to discover the female shepherd mix was registered to a teen and his family in West Palm Beach, Kennett said.
Getting in touch with the family was a challenge. Though West Palm Beach avoided a direct strike from Hurricane Irma, the community saw power outages, limited cell service and debris after the storm passed through on Sept. 10 and 11.
Two days after the storm, Richard Moneck, 18, said he got a call from a phone number he didn’t recognize, and the caller told him a New York rescue was trying to get in touch with him about his dog.
“At first I thought it was a scam,” he said. “Then I called her and she was telling me everything. I was shocked, I didn’t even think my dog would be all the way up in New York.”
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