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After 17 months and 400 miles apart, a runaway Beagle is finding her way home, thanks to the dog's foster parents and a microchip.
Sassy the Beagle went missing October 2012 in Louisville, Ky., when her family let her out of the house. Cindy and Ernie Romans said Sassy had always come back to them.
"We kept on waiting for her to come home because she always came home. Always ... except for this time," Cindy Romans told WAVE 3 News.
The Romans looked for Sassy to no avail. They were unaware the dog had ended up in a kill shelter, from which she was picked up by Forever Home Beagle Rescue, based out of Pittsburgh, Pa. The pooch then went to the foster home of Hope Wilson and April Smith in Brentwood, Pa.
Wilson and Smith had been housing Sassy for two months when she developed a cough. Since Sassy had come to them from a shelter, the foster parents thought the dog had already been checked for a microchip. But when they took the Beagle to a veterinarian, they learned that Sassy was, indeed, microchipped.
"They said yes, she is, and her name is Sassy," Smith said told Wave 3 News. "As soon as she said 'Sassy,' her head turned and her tail started wagging right away."
The Romans were contacted after the discovery of the microchip. The family is thrilled to know that their dog is safe. Their reunion with Sassy is planned for later this week.
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