Almost three years later, a lost dog named “Bear” was reunited on Monday in a touching and extremely emotional video with his owners in Georgia reports the Daily Mail.
In July 2013, the dog and his owners had been involved in a car accident near Atlanta. The frightened dog, named Bear was in shock and ran away. The dog’s owners were desperate to find him and notified all surrounding shelters, put up posters and set up a Facebook page to help. And by some miracle, nearly three years later, the dog was found by two women in the Atlanta area, who took the dog to their veterinarian where a microchip revealed his identity and his owner’s contact information.
The story began in October 2014, when dog rescuers Stephanie Sparks and Kera Bagwell heard about a stray dog wandering around a junk yard near an accident scene.“We could not get him close to us, but we knew he wanted to eat; he was pretty thin and so we started to bring him food, “ stated Stephanie. The women spent more than a year feeding the dog and trying to gain his trust. “We had absolutely no idea that it was going to turn into a 13 month ordeal. We thought we are going to go out, make friends with this dog, put him in the car and take him home,” explained Kera. Stephanie had named the dog Cornbread who wore a blue bandanna tied around his neck. And then came the turn of events. Stephanie and her husband Billy were able to capture Cornbread, and when they brought him to the veterinarian hospital, a scanner confirmed his identity as Bear.
The rest is emotional, but happy emotional news. When reunited with Kelly, one of Bear’s owners, broke down in tears saying, “I missed you, I missed you, oh baby,” as she hugged and kissed her dog she thought was gone forever. “I’m never going to lose you again. I went to so many shelters, with his picture, and online, and there were so many that looked like it could have been him,” she stated, but love is love, and that special canine connection is beyond what words can ever describe.
“So today is a bittersweet day for us. I fell in love with him, and secretly I planned on keeping him (just don’t tell the husband). Emotions are raw; we were invested but we always said what a dream it would be if he were chipped and he had owners who loved him and have been searching.” Stephanie told Fox5Atlanta. Live long and love Bear; many people have followed your story, and you have so many heroes.
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