Dog reunited with family after missing for 15 months
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Reesi, a 5-year-old female Scottish Terrier mix, was reunited with her dad after being lost for 15 months. Reesi came to Orange County Animal Services as a stray on Sunday, October 20.
Like all incoming animals, Reesi was scanned for a microchip. Because her microchip contained current information, Animal Services staff was able to quickly contact her owner, William Waldorf.
After receiving the call from Animal Services, Waldorf, a St. Petersburg resident, drove more than 100 miles to reunite with his long-lost dog.
"My family and I were moving from DeBary and had someone watch our dog during the move. The babysitter told us Reesi ran away," Waldorf said.
Waldorf adopted Reesi from a rescue group approximately 4 years ago.
"My family and I put up lost dog fliers, updated Reesi's microchip information with our new address and tried everything possible to find her. We ran into a dead end and there was nothing else we could do."
Orange County Animal Services microchips every pet prior to adoption. It is the new owner's responsibility to register the chip and keep the information current.
Pet owners who would like to have their pets microchipped can do so for only $15 per pet at Animal Services' clinic from Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.