We can only imagine how much it must hurt to lose a beloved pet. To be constantly worrying about them, not knowing if they’re safe. There is no closure, it must be hard to move on. But that’s what happened to this poor pup. However, this lost dog has somehow managed to find its way home, thanks to the help of thousands of people.
A Ukrainian shelter found the unhealthy blue-eyed dog on the streets and assumed it was a stray. Due to his health issues, they took him in to help him recover. Then, they would attempt to find someone to adopt him.
Life on the streets was harsh, and the lost dog was malnourished, living off scraps. He also had mange. In this state, nobody would want to adopt him. However, the shelter nursed him back to health and posted his photo on social media.
People from Ukraine and all over the world shared the photo, and the impossible happened. Two days later, the shelter received a message from a woman claiming the dog was hers. They assumed it was a stray its whole life, but that was not the case! Thieves stole the dog, called Lord, from her back yard two years prior, but the thieves abandoned him.
“She’d been looking for her dog for two years,” said Galina Lekunova, who works at the shelter. They were finally reunited, all thanks to social media! But, their story didn’t end there. When the woman came to pick Lord up, they shared an incredibly touching reunion. He clearly remembered her and missed her.
“We thank everyone who shared our post,” the shelter wrote. “Thanks to you that the dog’s life was saved, and peace returned to his owner’s soul!”
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