- BBC News World
A dog that has been missing for 12 years in California has been reunited with its owners.
Joey was thrown from a vehicle on a property near Stockton and was found by someone who called police claiming he was old and unwell.
An official from the Animal Services Office scanned the dog’s microchip and found that it had disappeared in 2010.
“I’m definitely not expecting this to happen, so I’m very excited,” said Joe’s owner Michael.
Joey had been missing for several years, and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office reported that Microchip reported him dead in 2015.
Brandon Levine, the officer who scanned Joey, obtained the contact details of the owner of the company that makes the microchips, and found that he had the same cell phone number.
Officer Levine said Michael was “in complete shock.”
The dog was found about 60 miles from where it went missing in 2010 by his family, Lafayette.
“We brought her and her twin sister out of the kennel when she was six months old and she has been with us since she was six months old,” Michael said.
“We went to the store for about 20 minutes and came back. It’s gone. I’m so excited to bring her home, stay healthy and live her life to the fullest.”
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