Seven Years Lost

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 2:30pm

Lost dog found in Kentucky seven years after disappearing in Michigan.

A puppy lost nearly a decade ago has turned up thousands of miles from home.

They say every dog has his day, and for one seven year old Weimaraner named Jake, Tuesday was definitely it.

Dog Warden Sandie Clark found him in the after-hours kennel at Kentucky's Estill County Animal Shelter with only a shock collar around his neck.

"Whoever it was, he either got away from him, or they brought him in and the microchip was in him," said Clark, who used a scanning device to search for a chip under Jake's skin that contains identifying information.

It had been put there when Jake was a puppy, and the chip number was registered to a man in Michigan.

A quick phone call later, and Brad Davis couldn't believe his ears.

"I just though they had the wrong number. They said it was a microchip, then I'm like, that's the dog. That's our dog from seven years ago. That's just incredible," said Davis in a phone interview.

Seven years ago, Jake was just a six month old puppy.

It was 2003, the day after Thanksgiving.

When the Davis family got home, Jake was gone from their yard.

"It was a cable that a dog can't get out of. It was on pretty good with a bolt and stuff and the cable was undone and laying on the ground so we knew he didn't just run away," Davis said.

No one knows exactly what happened, or how Jake got all the way from Michigan to Kentucky, but his rightful owner will make the same trip on Wednesday, for a long overdue reunion.

"We can't wait to just get down there and pick him up and bring him home," Davis said.
 

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