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Feel Good News: 1100 Miles and Six Years Later, Missing Yorkie is Found

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With all of the negative news that gets reported on, we're happy to share a wonderful story that's guarenteed to tug at the heart strings. Get your Kleenex ready.  

Meet adorable little Bailey, 10-year-old Yorkie who went missing over six years ago.

Well guess what, Bailey has turned up in Indianapolis SIX YEARS after he went missing from his home in Austin, Texas. 


For those who don’t have a map handy…that is 1,100 miles away from his home!

A kind and attentive do-gooder noticed the raggedy Yorkie on an Indianapolis sidewalk and took pity on the poor pup. 

Bailey was hungry, matted and flea-bitten so she was immediately taken to the Post Road Vet Clinic, hoping that someone would claim him.

One of the first things clinicians look for in a found animal is an identification microchip.

“Looking at him when he came in, we were like, ‘He is not going to be chipped,’ because he was covered in fleas, looked terrible, his teeth were terrible,” vet tech Diana Redmond told WTHR news.

When the clinicians scanned for the chip, they were shocked to learn that he was not only registered, but that he had disappeared six years earlier from Austin, Texas. How in the world did he make that journey?

They called the phone number attached to the identification chip not expecting an answer but to their surprise the dog’s owners answered and were completely stunned that he was found after so many years. 

Soon, he will be reunited with his family.“We actually have someone who is traveling to Austin Thursday night, so she will take him with her,” Danielle Beck of Indy Lost Pet Alert told WTHR.

The microchip was the key to this reunion, and the love and care from the stranger who found Bailey.“It is rare for a dog to be missing for six years and be secured with a microchip,” Beck told the television station.

Great story and we’re looking forward to the follow up. 

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