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Wade of Pilots n Paws flew 2,574 km to return Razzle, the black miniature schnauzer, to his family in Arkansas. – Photo via Facebook / Jeremy Wade
KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 – A family from Arkansas, United States, were reunited with their lost dog 10 years after the pooch disappeared.
Fox News reported that Razzle, the black miniature schnauzer, was found at an animal shelter in Stockton, California, 2,574 km from his family.
Razzle went missing in 2011 at the age of six.
Thanks to the dog’s microchip, the shelter was able to locate the owners, Aaron and Rhonda Howard.
California pilot Jeremy Wade of Pilots n Paws, a nonprofit that brings people who save, shelter, or care for animals with volunteer pilots flew Razzle home.
Wade said Razzles health was in poor condition when the shelter found her.
She was recently nursed back to health before returning home.
Wade said he started his trip at 3:30 a.m. on July 6, flying from San Carlos, San Mateo County, California, to Calaveras County, Northern California to pick Razzle up from the shelter.
From there it was a five and a half hour drive to Santa Fe, where he stopped for fuel, and another five and a half hours to Heber Springs, Arkansas.
“It was so wonderful to reach in and lift it out of the box so they could see it for the first time,” said Wade.
Rhonda’s sister Vickey Langley said getting Razzle back meant the world to the family.
“We were overwhelmed by the kindness of all of the people who helped bring him home.”