If Blackjack could talk, he could shed light on who was responsible for stealing him from his guardian, Robert Moreland, of Miramar, Fla., ten months ago.
If Blackjack could talk, he might be able to break up a suspected dog-fighting operation.
According to Friday's WPTV News, Blackjack, a young German shepherd, was reunited with his 71-year-old guardian, a retired Air Force sergeant who suffers from PTSD, on Thursday after a Pembroke Pines resident found him and turned him over to an area rescue organization.
Though Blackjack's whereabouts and activity for the last ten months remain a mystery, evidence found on his body suggest that his time away from Moreland has been harrowing.
The rescue agency responsible for that reunion, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, believes that Blackjack was used as a bait dog.
When he was recovered from Pembroke Pines, he was found with a so-called "bait collar," which had to be removed from his neck with a hacksaw.
Attached to the collar was rotten meat, hanging from a chain.
Blackjack is lucky to be alive, lucky to have escaped and lucky to be back in the arms of the man who was missing him for so long.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue was able to make the reunion possible, thanks to the microchip embedded in Blackjack's neck with the information necessary to find Moreland.
According to the Palm Beach Post, when Blackjack was reunited with Moreland, he immediately walked to him and curled up by his side.
Blackjack is remaining in the care of the rescue organization until he receives surgery to repair the damage to his neck. Interested in helping with the veterinary expenses? Click here to donate.
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