Early Thanksgiving for Husky Reunited with Family After 5 Years Apart

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TUCSON, AZ – At the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Zuleica Sanz was reunited with her beloved Siberian Husky, Nike, this week after losing him 5 years ago. Sanz had long given up hope of ever seeing Nike again, but when the dog arrived at the shelter a few days ago, a scan revealed a microchip, leading to a phone call that Sans had only dreamed of.

Nike and Sanz recognized each other instantly despite years of separation. “He looks exactly the same,” explained owner Sanz. “Just bigger.” Cheers and hugs and kisses marked the reunion, which took place very shortly after Sanz received that fateful call – the family rushed to the shelter in a matter of a few minutes. Nike will be returning to a bigger family, with a new Chihuahua and Shih Tzu to welcome him home.

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16 thoughts on “Early Thanksgiving for Husky Reunited with Family After 5 Years Apart”

  1. Yeah! What a wonderful story!!! I support microchips 100%, we might have lost our first Sibe puppy had she not been chipped. She was so tiny, she slipped thru the fence unnoticed. Fortunately, the dog warden happened to be in the neighborhood, picked her up & scanned her, and brought her right back to our house.

  2. I too chime in “what a great story” and this signals that we should never give up hope when losing a pet. I also have all my dogs chipped and this is just another story proving that microchips are worth every penny spent! Happy Thanksgiving to all you dog lovers out there!

  3. Awesome – and a a great start to our Turkey Day morning!

    Happy Thanksgiving Day!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. Wonderful story! Folks…please please please don’t leave your dogs or puppies outside without your supervision. Dogs and puppies left outside can be stolen or get out. A yard is not a babysitter!
    So let them out for a bit, but keep an eye on them. Don’t leave them outside and go away. They aren’t safe!

  5. This is such a wonderful story with a very happy ending. A very nice Thanksgiving gift for the family. Love it. I’m also an animal lover of all kinds of animals. I have saved a lot of them.


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