Dog Missing for 5 Years Reunited with Owner

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

By Alexandra Clark
|  Saturday, Oct 6, 2012  |  Updated 4:18 PM CDT
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Dog Missing for 5 Years Reunited with Owner

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

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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.

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