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.