A New Mexico woman's dog went missing 7 years ago.
Last week the dog was found. In South Carolina.
The dog disappeared without a trace and turned up 1700 miles from home when a South Carolina woman noticed something on the road near her home in the middle of a rainstorm. It was Nugget, the woman's sidekick until he went missing. “I was devastated,” Jesse Springer said. “He was microchipped. And I called the shelters and checked every couple of days but nothing.”
“I saw him [Nugget] start to get past my house and I threw my shoes on, grabbed my phone with my flashlight, and ran to get him out of the pouring rain,” Jennifer, the person who found Nugget, said. “He [Nugget] was in bad shape. So, we went to the emergency,” Jennifer said. “I hopped in the car. And they immediately checked for a microchip and got Jesse’s number.” She says it's a phone call she'll never forget.
“Once-in-a-lifetime rescue. Honestly, this is everything we work for,” said Angela Gschwind, with Carolina Loving Hound Rescue. The team said this is a great reminder to make sure your pet is microchipped with the owner’s latest contact information.