Lost and found: Fadidle flies home to Utah
Fadidle, a miniature pinscher who disappeared from her home in Salt Lake City eight months ago, was found in San Diego and flown home to reunite with her owner.
“It’s wonderful,” Sharalyn Cooper said Saturday as she held the quivering 2-year-old min pin in her arms at Salt Lake International Airport.
Cooper said her dog often roamed the immediate neighborhood, but one day last October she didn’t come home. Cooper searched, put up flyers and checked with area animal shelters, all without luck.
“We had a hard time,” Cooper said. “She’s our baby. It was pretty tough.”
Then, two months ago, came a call came from the San Diego Humane Society.
Athena Davis, an employee at the humane society said the dog was brought to them by a “Good Samaritan.” They placed the animal on a stray hold, but then discovered she had been microchipped and were able to track down Cooper, the Deseret News reports.
Because the dog was on ringworm watch, her return was delayed until this past weekend. Davis accompanied the dog to Salt Lake City.
“She’s the best little girl,” Davis told Cooper when she handed the dog over.
“I’m just so excited we were able to do it and make it happen,” Davis said of returning Fadidle. “It’s one of the more unusual things I’ve done, but I enjoyed it.” She noted that, without Fadidle’s microchip, the reunion might never have taken place.
“We see a lot of different things,” Davis said. “When it works out this way, it’s really touching.”
Cooper said she has wondered a lot about how Fadidle disappeared, and ended up in California. She suspects, she was stolen
“I’d love to hear what she has to say about this whole thing,” Cooper said.
(Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred / Deseret News)
Posted by jwoestendiek August 22nd, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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