When a dog goes missing, it’s never easy. You look everywhere, but when they don’t turn up, you start to fear that you’ll never see your companion again.
Yet it’s crucial to hold onto hope since occasionally pets are discovered in unexpected locations months or even years after they vanished.
Such was the situation with a dog named Nugget who, seven years after going missing, was located all over the country.
When Jessie Springer of New Mexico’s Jack Russell/Pug mix, Nugget, vanished mysteriously, she was upset.
“I was in shock. She told WXIA, “I mean, that’s the original OG snug nug. “Well, he’s microchipped, I thought. I then made a call to the shelters. I gave the vet a call. Every couple of days, I check that, but nothing.
When some time had gone, Jessie had given up hope of ever seeing her buddy again when she received a call she had not anticipated.
A dog in horrible health was found outside the home of Jennifer, a South Carolina resident, on February 9.
“I could see something, you know, coming down the road, wobbling pretty crazily, not even two minutes after I sat down. I had no idea what that was, like,” Jennifer said to 11 Alive. I put on my shoes, grabbed my phone with a flashlight, and raced outside to rescue him from the dark, pouring rain. I then took him inside and dried him up.
The veterinarian’s office discovered the dog’s microchip when Jennifer brought the worn-out tiny puppy there. The veterinarian identified the dog as Nugget, who had been gone for seven years and was now 16 years old and 1,700 miles from home.
The news stunned Jessie when the vet gave her a call.
“What? I’m like, ” I said, “What?” What kind of dog is that? She then said, “He’s a little..” She stated, “He’s a small yellow puppy and his name is Nugget. I can’t even say it because I’m going to start weeping,” she said.
After spending so many years away, Jessie went across the nation to see her puppy again. There weren’t any dry eyes in sight as Jessie and Nugget greeted one another at the airport.
My SnugNug has returned! In a post on Facebook, Jessie. She thanked Jennifer and everyone at Carolina Loving Dog Rescue, saying, “Much much love to everyone involved!
Nugget and Jessie are currently in flight returning to their native country. She is happy to have the dog home, despite the fact that he is older and was found in poor condition; the two will undoubtedly make up for lost time.
Also, it was a genuinely spectacular reunion for Nugget’s rescuers.
Angie Gschwind of Carolina Loving Hound Rescue told 11 Alive, “It’s a once in a lifetime sort of rescue, honestly. To get these men back together, you know, is what we labor for.
After all these years, Nugget is finally back home, and we are overjoyed! It serves as a reminder to have your animals microchipped, which enables amazing reunions like this to occur.