RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond woman who lost her dog has been reunited with her pooch two and a half years later.
Otto was found a long way from home, more than 450 miles away in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. The pup’s chip is to thank for the remarkable reunion.
No one knows where Otto has been for the past couple of years, but after he was spotted in a neighborhood in Kentucky, he was taken to a group called the Love of Paws, which helped solved the sleuth.
“We had a scanner, a chip scanner. And so we scanned him, and we found out that he had been chipped,” said Pat Henry, President, Love of Paws.
That small micro-chip is the reason Otto got another chance at seeing his family.
“It’s amazing what a small chip has done,” said Henry.
Otto’s owner was identified last week and contacted and after seven hours of driving, Otto’s owner, Stacey Moses, had arrived for a sweet reunion.
“He never forgot me after all of these years, and you know that hopefully in his little heart that he was hoping mommy would come get him,” she said.
Moses said the last two and a half years had been some of the most difficult days of her life, but she never lost hope.
“I’m just so happy, it’s been a long time coming,” she said, adding, “This day is probably one of the best days of my life.”