Petunia, a staffordshire terrier mix, ran away from her family farm in Virginia on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2003. After an extensive search by her owners, it was presumed that she had not survived.
That is, until she was found in California this past Wednesday. She was brought to the Yuba County Animal Care Services Shelter, where they used her microchip to determine who her original owners were. Somehow, this pup had made it cross-country over 8 years, and survived!
Petunia will be reunited with her family in time for Christmas. Talk about a holiday miracle! This makes my heart warm 🙂