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Missing Chihuahua Reunited With Owner After 5 Year Separation


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The San Diego county Department of Animal Services has reported a happy ending story five years in the making.

Found wandering near downtown San Diego Saturday, a Chihuahua named Cookie was scanned for a microchip, and after a call to her elated owner the long lost friends were reunited. The dog disappeared from Alejandro Pantoja’s Chula Vista residence five years ago: how she survived all that time and made her way from the South Bay to San Diego is a mystery.

Dawn Danielson, director of Animal Services, said the happy ending shows the importance of micro-chipping and registering pets. “Having your animal micro-chipped is a painless procedure that truly does ensure your pet has a ticket home,” said Dawn Danielson, director of Animal Services.

Microchips are available at all three county animal shelters on Thursday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Pets must be licensed first.