Dog reunited with owner after a decade apart

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junoNicole Banks never thought she’d see her beloved dog Juno again. It had been a decade since she had last seen her dog when Banks got the surprise of her life.

Banks’ former husband had told her that Juno had been hit and killed by a car. She was devastated. “This was my dog,” said Banks. “I was a mess, it was maybe a month before Christmas.” A decade has passed since Banks was told her dog had been killed. Then she got an unexpected phone call.

Someone brought Juno to the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, Colorado. That’s when it was discovered Juno had a microchip with Bank’s information. “I saw that he was micro chipped,” said Andrew Acree, a technician at the Buddy Center. “I saw that he was registered to somebody who was totally different than who had the dog.”

When Banks received a phone call from the Buddy Center informing her they had her dog she almost dropped the phone. “I wasn’t sure if I was awake. I just couldn’t believe it,” said Banks. Juno had never been hit by a car. Banks’ former husband had in fact given Juno away. Now Banks and Juno are reunited and Banks couldn’t be happier, “He’s home for good.”