Dog found in SWFL reunited with family from Virginia

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A 15-year-old tiny poodle from Norfolk, Virginia who was missing for five years was found all the way in Lee County. On Tuesday afternoon, ‘Snowball’ reunited with his mama at RSW after she flew in from Virginia.

Snowball the dog showed up in a neighboring animal control facility in very rough shape, according to Cape Coral Animal Shelter. He was severely matted, had infected eyes and ears, and was severely dehydrated. The animal control officer called CCAS because Snowball needed medical attention.

Turns out, the 15-year-old dog was microchipped to a family in Norfolk, Virginia, and has been missing for five years!

The shelter said they were able to treat his eyes, update his vaccines, and issue a health certificate, so he can fly back home with her in the afternoon.