Dog Missing for 5 Years Reunited with Owner

The owner drove up from Chatsworth, Ga., on Saturday to pick up her dog.

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    Heather Jackson, who thought her Siberian Husky was dead, drove up from Georgia to be reunited with Shakira.

    Doggone! A missing dog from Georgia has been found at an animal shelter in McHenry County five years later.

    Shakira, a 6-year-old Seberian Husky, was reunited with her owner Heather Jackson of Chatsworth, Ga., on Saturday morning, said Free Spirit Siberian Rescue Founder Karen Ferreri-Miller.

    Jackson believed her dog was dead after she had gone missing five years ago, according to a Northwest Herald report.

    Shakira almost was. The dog was going to be euthanized at a shelter in Georgia when she was instead shipped to Free Spirit Siberian Rescue in Harvard, Ill., this summer, the report said.

    Ferreri-Miller found a microchip in the dog and called the manufacturer. About 30 minutes later, Jackson and Ferreri-Miller were on the phone talking about Shakira, said the report.

    Jackson drove up from Chatsworth Saturday and picked up the dog around 8 a.m., said Ferreri-Miller.

    Read the full story in the Northwest Herald.