• Missing dog who vanished 5 years ago reunited with North Carolina family

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -

    A dog who vanished five years ago is back in the arms of her North Carolina family – all thanks to a microchip.

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    According to People magazine, the black-and-white dog, Zoey, arrived earlier this month at the Guilford County Animal Shelter, where staffers quickly discovered that the pup had an unregistered microchip.

    After making several calls, employees were able to track down Zoey's owner, who had been looking for the dog for years, the shelter wrote in a Facebook post Thursday.

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    "Imagine her surprise that after 5 YEARS of Zoey missing, Guilford County Animal Services was calling to inform her that her precious Zoey was now at the shelter," the post read.

    Family members were thrilled to see their dog again, the shelter saidAdorable photos captured the moment when one child greeted the long-lost pet with a hug.

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    𝗭𝗼𝗲𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝟱 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!!In amazing story, Zoey came into the shelter on August 16th as...

    Posted by Guilford County Animal Services on Thursday, August 22, 2019

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