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Power of social media helps to reunite stolen dog with his family in Jonesboro

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Buddy, a four-year-old Alaskan Husky stolen on Christmas Eve has been returned to his family in Jonesboro, Ark. on Sunday evening reported

Mike and Tracy Anderson had been moving into another home, and while moving their possessions from one home to another, Buddy was left in the old home to keep guard.

When the family arrived early the next morning, the hidden key was missing, and the door had been unlocked by someone. Buddy was also missing.

Buddy, an extremely friendly and loveable dog was regarded as part of the family, and everyone was devastated over his disappearance.

Tracy posted the story on Facebook, and then Arkansas residents took action. On the Facebook page of the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society, two photos of Buddy were posted with the following information:

"PLEASE, PLEASE help Buddy get back home. He has been missing (taken!) since Christmas eve and his family is desperately trying to find him. He lives in Jonesboro but could have been taken anywhere. If you have seen someone with a "new dog" they got for Christmas, please know he already has a family and they want him back. Please call the shelter at (870)932-5185 with any information. Also, please share on your page! Thanks, Margaret"

Area residents posted the message all over, and even left one from the family aimed for the person who took Buddy:

"Please bring him home, he's missed and loved and we have a family that's missing him."

On Sunday Buddy was returned home.

Welcome home Buddy. Your family has missed you, and you're one lucky pooch.

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