It was nothing short of a holiday miracle last night, when 8-year-old Boston Terrier Lily and her mom, Maria, were reunited after Lily had been missing for one and a half years!
It was July 2014 when Lily got spooked and ran off as her mom was taking out the garbage. Maria searched day and night for her, even offering a reward, and never gave up hope that they would be reunited someday. Now, approximately 500 days later, and just in time for the holidays, the two are back together, all because of a microchip. Had Lily not been microchipped, the two would never have seen each other again, a frightening thought for Maria and her family.
Fortunately, a Good Samaritan brought Lily into the Arizona Humane Society where AHS’ Admissions team immediately found that she had a microchip. Lily was then seen by an AHS veterinarian in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Hospital, a trauma center for homeless pets, and within hours, Maria and her daughter were en route to pick up Lily. Lily is quite skinny and has definitely aged according to her family, who plans on taking her to Lily’s veterinarian to get her further examined.
This holiday season, be sure to get your pets microchipped as a gift to both of you! We are thankful that Lily will spend the holidays where she belongs and also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Good Samaritan who brought her in.