Dog Missing for 5 Years Reunited with Owner | NBC Chicago

Dog Missing for 5 Years Reunited with Owner

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



    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.