Don't lose hope: Lost Florida dog found 18 months later and 1,200 miles away

A lost German shepherd and Jack Russell mix was brought into a New York shelter last week; the friendly pup had a microchip, and because of that tiny rice sized particle of information, Relay will soon be reunited with his family in West Palm Beach, Florida. Relay had been lost for 18 months – 1,200 miles away from his home.

It had been in February 2016 when Relay had managed to crawl underneath the fence of his home and run away. The distraught family put up posters and notified every shelter and rescue organization hoping their dog would be found. The dog’s owner, Rick Moneck, even examined a surveillance video which seemed to show a man ushering Relay into his vehicle. Still there was no trace of the family’s beloved dog.

That is – until the rescue group,  Bobbi and The Strays traced the dog’s microchip. The family had just been recovering from Hurricane Irma – imagine their surprise. According to Fox News, Relay had been adopted in 2014, and she was the perfect puppy, however she always had a roaming streak. How Relay  arrived in Long Island and with whom or where she lived for the last year and half only Relay knows.

Two volunteers plan to drive the 1,200 mile trip to bring Relay home. The family is very excited to welcome their dog home.

(Relay the lost dog screenshot via Fox News)

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Source: Pet Rescue Report

Cheryl Hanna

Cheryl Hanna

Cheryl Hanna has been a freelance writer for the last eight years. During that time, I developed into the top writer for on the subject of animal rescue and advocacy. I am passionate about animal welfare and have been instrumental in the rescue of thousands of dogs, horses, cats and assorted other sentient creatures needing their voices heard. On July 1, 2016, closed. By July 4, the Pet Rescue Report was created; we average between 30,000 and 40,000 hits on any single day. We are avid users of social media and use our Facebook, Twitter and other social media links to advance our readership. I was also involved in customer service, and was an active participant on Service - a blog started by my son who has now graduated from Duke. I have an advanced degree in Journalism. After college, I taught American Literature in a New Jersey high school. I then went on to teach Journalism at one of our local colleges. For the past 15 years I have lived in South Florida; here I also volunteer time teaching those men and women recovering from drug and alcohol how to journal to express their thoughts - thus hopefully making a difference in their lives. Pet Rescue Report on Facebook (over 40,000 followers) -