A dog that had been missing for seven years has been reunited with its owner thanks to a reunification group.
The pooch was found in Blackpool, UK, and through networking, was reunited with its owner over 75 miles away.
In a Facebook post, the reunification group Homeward Bound, a group of volunteers who go out to scan found pets, shared their delight at returning the dog with its heartbroken owner.
They said: “A dog was found last night and kept safely overnight until Homeward Bounds Suzanne Singleton attended this morning.
“As usual, I do all the chip checks for all jobs we go to, and this chip had a marker on it which told me this dog was marked as missing!
“I tried to reach the owner by phone, but no answer. The address is not local either.
“When I can, I do help out other volunteers all over the country and today, a couple of them helped us, and called at the address over 75 miles away from where the dog was found… and there they found the owner.
“The owner cried, the volunteers cried… because this dog had been missing for SEVEN LONG YEARS!!!!
“Yes, thats right, she went missing in 2014!
“The owner is arranging to collect her as we speak, but this is truly an amazing job where several people need a shout out from us and a reminder to all, that there is always hope, and keep that chip marked and up to date no matter how long it is”.
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The post has now been shared over 1,000 times to inspire other owners of lost dogs to never give up.
The group received thousands of positive messages from the public thanking them for the work they do returning animals to their rightful homes.
One user said: “Absolutely Brilliant!!! Such a lovely outcome. Amazing result, she’s going home after 7 years. Thank you for the fantastic work that you do.”
Another added: “Thank you for all you do for animals in need and for re-uniting this beautiful dog with his family after so many years. You are amazing.”