Dog Stolen as Pup Returned to Family by Shelter Volunteers 100 Miles...

Dog Stolen as Pup Returned to Family by Shelter Volunteers 100 Miles Away

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We had a barking good time watching this pit bull mix puppy reunited with her family.

After being stolen from the porch of her home in The Bronx borough of New York two and a half years ago, Rihanna was found last week over a 100 miles away and brought into a shelter in Stratford, New Jersey.

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Staff at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage tracked down the original pet owners using a microchip embedded in the lost pup and telephoned the family, who began crying on the phone.

Rihanna was still a long way from home so two volunteers at the shelter offered to make the two-hour drive back to the Big Apple with the dog in the back of the truck.

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“This was an incredibly emotional situation,” Laurie Ballard, manager of the VAO, told Good News Network, “Microchip information is not always current, so while we were thrilled to discover the animal had been microchipped, it does not always lead to a reunion with their owner.”

Even though it had been years since Rihanna had seen her family, she was bouncing for joy to see her owners once more.

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“In this case, given all that the family and the dog had been through over nearly three years – it was nothing short of a miracle. Everyone at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage was thrilled to play a part in such a happy reunion.”

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