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Dog reunites with owner after 7 years

Man 'never gave up hope' that his dog would be found

By Vetstreet Dec 3, 2012 3:52PM

It was seven years ago that B.A. got spooked by a thunderstorm and took off from his Raleigh, N.C., home. So, when owner Dan Kesler, who now lives in Arizona, got a call last month from the Durham County Animal Shelter saying that B.A. had been identified by a microchip, he was shocked.

Photo: CNN // B.A. was reunited with owner Dan Kesler after seven years.“Oh my God, it’s my dog!” Kesler said. “Did I think he’d be back? I can’t say yes, but I never gave up hope.”

B.A. favors one leg from what the shelter’s veterinarian believes was an old injury, but is otherwise healthy, and was recently flown out to Arizona to be with Kesler.

“There was some angel watching out for this dog for seven years,” said shelter director Shafonda Davis. “That is one lucky dog.”

— Watch it at CNN

Photo: CNN // B.A. was reunited with owner Dan Kesler after seven years.

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Dec 3, 2012 6:50PM
people on this post giving negative feedback for nothing........see this is why i like dogs more than humans

and respect them more
Dec 3, 2012 6:48PM
If you love your pets, get them microchipped.  Without it, this story never would have happened.
Dec 3, 2012 6:47PM
Great story.  I'm also lucky where one of my cats was found after being gone for a year.  As luck would have it, my son found his picture posted at a nearly food market ~ Tigger was about 2 miles from where we live!
The funny thing is this dog only seems to now want to eat human flesh. Go figure!
Dec 3, 2012 6:39PM

This is a great story.!!!  

Much more positive than all the killings, suicides and deaths that keep flying on the internet!  Thank you for sharing!

Dec 3, 2012 6:36PM
Human race--thumbs down.  Dogs--Thumbs up.  What a wonderful loving story!
Dec 3, 2012 6:31PM
A nice feelgood story for pet owners but in reality I'd be amazed if the dog even remembered Kesler.   And, the dog Kesler remembers will not be the one he gets back.  There has just been too much life for each of them since they separated. 
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