Patty Corbat of Wellington, Fla. was excited to have been reunited with her dog Olivia on Saturday afternoon after the nonprofit rescue group, Pet Haven Pet Rescue arrived at her home. It had been over three years that her mixed breed black and white dog had been missing.
According to the overwhelmingly emotional reunion as shown by WPTV.com, 11-year-old Olivia certainly seemed pleased to see Patty.
So how did this amazing rescue and reunion happen? It seems that Olivia slipped away from a pet sitter shortly after a visit to the vet. Poor Olivia was diagnosed with several tumors. Posters were distributed, and several people reported seeing Olivia, but the dog was too apprehensive or scared to come to anyone when called.
For years the dog lived near the mall accepting handouts from strangers and eating trash, garbage, and even rocks to survive. Ironically, Olivia was only eight miles from her home, but she was still lost.
When Carole Crider Chapuis, founder of Pet Haven Pet Rescue, decided to help trap a scared dog who had taken up residence near the Wellington Mall, she had no idea of the true identity of the dog. Successfully trapping the emaciated pooch who was covered in feces and tree sap, the stray was given a bath.
Fortunately, Olivia had a microchip, which helped to reunite her with Patty. And even more special was Olivia had belonged to Patty's husband who passed away. Patty promised her late husband she would always care for his sweet dog Olivia. Dreams do come true.
Welcome home Olivia.
Please have your pet micro chipped. It's inexpensive, painless, and so very important if that dreaded day ever comes when your favorite four-legged companion goes missing.
Many thanks to Pet Haven Pet Rescue. Thinking of adopting and adding a four-legged companion to your home? Why not check out the adorable small, medium, or large pooches just patiently tapping their paws in anticipation of a "furrever" home. Follow the group on Facebook by clicking here.
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