Milo’s owners no longer hoped to find this dog, which had vanished in 2016. Until this surprise call from a veterinary clinic that scanned his identification chip, 150 kilometers from their home. The animal had just been found in a college.
Never lose hope, even years after your pet’s disappearance. This is the advice to address to any owner who has lost his companion. The other, equally important, is to chip it if it hasn’t been done. The masters of Milo had not failed, and this is what earned them to find it 6 years later, reported WNEP Thursday, May 26.
This week, John Beckercollege teaching assistant shikellamy at Sunbury, Pennsylvania, was getting ready to round up his students as recess was coming to an end. That’s when he felt something against his leg. It was a small dog, a poodle mix with a white coat, wagging its tail and trying to get his attention.
It was not the first time that a canine had managed to break into the schoolyard. John Becker thought it was a neighbour’s or stray animal. He found a local phone number on his collar and called him, but no one answered. He then asked the college nurse, Michele Culpto take care of it.
She took him to the nearest animal clinic, where the quadruped was microchip scanned. This revealed that Milo came from the neighboring state of New York. The vet contacted her real owner, who was stunned upon hearing the news. The latter was, in fact, looking for him since 2016.
Disappeared when his owner was due to give birth
The mistress of Milo explains that, at the time, she had been hospitalized for her delivery. She had entrusted her dog to a relative, but he had escaped shortly afterwards, never to reappear.
The reunion will take place this weekend. John Becker is delighted, he who loves dogs and has one in his family. He says ” can’t imagine losing [son] dog. If this were to happen, I just hope […] I could find him too. This pleases me “.
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Alerted, the police opened an investigation to try to find out how Milo was able to find himself in the heart of Pennsylvania while living in New York State. The local number mentioned on his necklace suggests that a Pennsylvanian family had taken him in after he ran away.