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Dog reunited with owner after 10 years

Coincidence connects man with long-lost Basset Hound.

By Vetstreet Feb 19, 2013 3:49PM

Ten years ago, Jamie Carpentier lost custody of his Basset Hound, Ginger, when he and his wife divorced. But he didn’t know that shortly afterward, she’d given the dog up to a shelter.

Ginger spent many happy years with an older couple who adopted her, but she recently returned to the shelter when they could no longer care for her. That’s when Carpentier happened to look at the listings for adoptable dogs on the web site for the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, N.H.

Photo: Humane Society for Greater Nashua / At 13 years old, Ginger has been happily reunited with her original owner, who lost custody of her in his divorce and found her in a shelter.There, he read about a Basset named Ginger who, at 13, was about the same age as the dog he once had. He asked the group for a photo, and sent them photos of Ginger as a puppy — and the connection was made.

Carpentier recently arrived at the shelter to be reunited with Ginger as she was waking up from a nap.

“She heard my voice. I walked up to her and she kind of gave me a couple of licks or kisses. And I was like, ‘She knows who I am, she remembers my voice,’ ” Carpentier said.

— Read it at the Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph

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Photo: Humane Society for Greater Nashua / At 13 years old, Ginger has been happily reunited with her original owner, who lost custody of her in his divorce and found her in a shelter.

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Jun 11, 2013 3:33PM
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What kind of vindictive bitch steals a person's dog and then abandon's her in a shelter?  Divorce turns people evil.

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