Missing Dog Reunited With Family After Three Years
If you've ever lost a pet, you know the feelings the Lambert family felt when their dog went missing 3 years ago. They assumed Sam, their now 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier, was stolen from the front yard in New Orleans. He went missing without a trace. Although they had no luck of finding him, they never gave up hope.
Sam found his way to Iowa. He showed up at the Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control. Thankfully he had a micro chip! The staff at the shelter were able to locate his family.
"This was such an uplifting experience for all of us at the shelter," Michelle Johnson, a Cedar Rapids animal-control programs specialist, told TODAY.com via email. "We all feel so good that we are able to make something special happen for a family and their dog. Sam is now home with a family that missed and loved him."
When word spread that Sam would need a lift home, United Airlines comped Johnson and Sam with a first-class flight ticket! If we learn anything from this story it's to never, ever lose hope. Dogs are resilient creatures and with the help of a microchip hope should never be lost.