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Dog lost for nearly five years is reunited with family

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According to Friday's Mansfield Journal, you can blame an Ohio dog's disappearance, nearly five years ago, on the wind and a wandering spirit.

The German shepherd, named "Angel," who is now nine years of age, disappeared from the Sinnett-Dekrell family's home four-and-a-half years ago after a door blew open and she walked through an electric fence. Though the family searched high and low for their dog, she was nowhere to be found.

Fast forward to this past Monday when Richland County Dog Warden Dave Jordan called Maggie Sinnett at work with shocking news - Angel had been found. A microchip in the dog's neck led the warden to her true guardian and two days later, Angel was back with her family.

Angel, who had been adopted from the pound as a puppy, as a gift the family's then seven-year-old son, Andrew, officially came home on the teenager's 16th birthday.

The dog's condition, and a collar, indicate that someone had been caring for her during her years away...who that is remains a mystery. The timing could not be better - the family just moved from an apartment where large dogs were not allowed, into a home. Had Angel been discovered just a few months ago, a happy reunion would not have been possible.

Sinnett

“(Angel) is back in our lives for a reason, and I do believe that,

I don’t know what God’s plan is, but she’s here now and we’re all thankful.

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