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November 30, 2020

Animal Shelter’s Post on Social Media Reunites Dog with Owner After 3 Years!

An Incredible Reunion

A Tennessee family was reunited with their dog after they saw a post the animal shelter published on Facebook. It was three years ago that the dog ran away from his family’s farm. He ended up in a neighborhood ten miles away and was fed by locals, but when someone complained of a large dog running around, Runt got taken in by a shelter.

The Power of Social Media

During his time at the shelter, Runt, who was renamed Roscoe, didn’t form any attachments and acted anxious in general. After being at the shelter six months, they decided to be proactive about finding him a new home, so they posted an ad on Facebook. In the ad, they even mentioned that ‘Roscoe’ would do well on a farm.

As luck would have it, Runt’s original owners saw the ad and ended up coming to take him home. Upon being reunited, Runt acted a little tentative circling them and sniffing them out. But after a few minutes, he recognized them. Once he figured out who they were he became very happy and began jumping up and down and wagging his tail with excitement.

An Incredible Journey

Runt’s story is truly a one in a million tale (no pun intended) and it is fortunate that the dog and his family had a happy ending. It is hopeful that more dogs are able to find suitable homes, whether with their original owners, or with anyone else looking to adopt.

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