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Amazing reunion - dog lost after hurricane Sandy found at SPCA

Reunited, a year and a half later
Reunited, a year and a half later
Photo by Rusty Rembrandt Studio via Facebook

On Thursday, a miracle of sorts took place at the Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown, N.J., when a dog, lost a year-and-a-half ago, was reunited with his stunned guardians.

The Monmouth County SPCA shared the incredible story on their Facebook page earlier this week:

Your family dog is lost during Hurricane Sandy. After searching and giving up hope, 1.5 years later you decide to adopt a dog. You head to the Monmouth County SPCA, meet with an adoption counselor and plan on meeting some dogs.
The adoption counselor brings in your first candidate and guess what; it’s YOUR DOG!

According to ABC News, the dog, a pit bull mix named "Reckless," had disappeared in the chaotic period of time following Hurricane Sandy. His guardians, Chuck and Alicia James, searched for their companion, but after a good deal of time had passed, they finally gave up any hope of finding their dog, and decided to adopt a new friend.

The desire for a new companion led them to the Monmouth County SPCA this week, and incredibly, the first dog who was brought out to meet them was their very own pup.

Chuck James told ABC News about the moment that they realized who they were looking at:

My wife looks down and sees the scar on his head and said that's our dog,"

The whole time we didn't have him, he was never far from our thoughts."

Reckless was discovered roaming the streets last November and has been waiting to meet someone ever since...waiting, it seems, for his family to find him.

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