Dog missing for 12 years reunited with owner after being found 1,130 miles away

If dogs could talk, Dutchess would have quite the story to tell.The 14-year-old toy fox terrier was reunited with her Florida-based owner on Friday after disappearing 12 years ago The pup was found more than 1,000 miles away from home in Pittsburgh.  “Dutchess,” a toy fox terrier who had been missing since 2007, was reuinted with its owner on Friday (Humane Animal Rescue via AP)  Humane Animal Rescue says it found Dutchess under a shed on Monday She was hungry, shivering and needed a nail trim. The rescue center used Dutchess’ microchip to locate her owner, Katheryn Strang, who drove roughly 1,130 miles from Boca Raton to Pittsburgh to reunite with her long-lost pet  The Humane Animal Rescue posted a video of their reunion. Strang was in disbelief when she heard the news that Dutchess had been found, she said  DOG WOKE VETERAN OWNER DURING HOUSE FIRE, SAVING HIS LIFE Dutchess escaped one day in 2007 when Strang’s son opened the door to leave for school At the time, Strang and her family lived in Orlando on a busy street; she assumed Dutchess was either hit by a car or picked up by someone  Strang said she checked local animal shelters every day after her beloved dog went missing She also continued to pay the annual microchip fee and update her contact information any time the family moved  “They are like your babies. You don’t give up hope,” Strang said at a press conference after reuniting with Dutchess, murmuring to her dog: “Where have you been?” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Associated Press contributed to this report

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  • Cute story, but fewer than 10% of lost pets with microchips are ever returned to their owner by their chip. Adverse event occur at approximately 1 in 1,000 including chip failure, migration, abnormal mass and tumor formation, infection, rejection and death. Only 10-15% of pets that enter shelter are lost pets and mandatory implant programs do not significantly improve shelter returns to owner, but have been known to increase shelter death. The industry is essentially unregulated and many of the products are junk. Before you implant one of these in a pet, find out more at @t

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