Reporting Tony Zazza
It’s a heartwarming story that will make you want to snuggle your puppy when you get home. A family in Frisco was reunited with a beloved family pet that had been missing for 7 months.
Fireworks on the 4th of July spooked Dora the German Shepherd and sent her leaping over a fence and away from the O’Bryans’ home in Frisco last summer. After months of making phone calls, putting up flyers, and posting pictures online, things were starting to look bleak.
Yesterday morning, a Collin County animal control officer found Dora wandering in East McKinney, almost 20 miles from her family’s home in Frisco. Thanks to a microchip that identified Dora and gave her owner’s information, Collin County animal control was able to facilitate a happy ending to Dora and the O’Bryans story.
Dora’s microchip was a big factor in helping bring her home to her family. It’s not overly expensive and most vets are happy to perform the procedure. Many cities are starting to require family pets be microchipped and registered to help ease overcrowding in shelters by quickly locating the owners of wayward pets. Find out more about microchipping HERE.