Miraculous Reunion: Princess the Stolen Pomeranian Returns Home After Five Years
In a heartwarming turn of events, Princess, the golden Pomeranian stolen more than five years ago, has been joyfully reunited with her Arizona family.
The tiny canine, beloved by the Gonzalez family, went missing during a Mother’s Day brunch in 2018, leaving her owners devastated. However, Princess, with the help of a microchip, was recently handed in at White Tanks Animal Hospital in Surprise, Arizona.
The Heartbreak of Loss: Princess’ Disappearance
Dog mom Daisy Gonzalez recalled the fateful day when Princess was taken during a Mother’s Day brunch in downtown Phoenix. The four-pound pup, considered a vital part of the family, used to accompany them everywhere, from casinos to movies and dinner.
Gonzalez thought Princess was ‘gone forever,’ and the family embarked on an exhaustive search, putting up missing dog posters throughout their town.
The Surprise Call: Receiving News of Princess’ Discovery
Last week, the Gonzalez family received an unexpected call from White Tanks Animal Hospital, informing them that a good Samaritan had brought Princess in.
The microchip, a crucial identification tool, allowed the veterinary clinic to trace the family. Daisy Gonzalez expressed her excitement, saying, ‘”She’s been missing for five-and-a-half years. That’s my dog!”‘
Joyful Reunion: Princess’ Return and Family Memories
Princess, though showing signs of missing and rotten teeth, appeared happy and in good spirits. The family, overjoyed by her return, saved her clothes and Barbie-pink custom collar.
Daisy’s son, Dylan Gonzalez, described the revelation as ‘shocking’ and emphasized that Princess, now nine years old, still remembered her family.
The Importance of Microchipping: Dr. Lindsey O’Connell’s Perspective
Dr. Lindsey O’Connell from White Tanks Animal Hospital highlighted the significance of microchipping, stating that without it, Princess might never have been found.
She emphasized the unpredictability of animals and encouraged the practice of microchipping to facilitate the return of lost pets to their families.
A Message of Encouragement: Advocating for Microchip Scanning
Daisy Gonzalez urged veterinary clinics to scan every new pet for a microchip to verify the owner’s identity.
The story of Princess serves as a testament to the effectiveness of microchipping in reuniting families with their furry friends. Princess’ remarkable journey from loss to reunion emphasizes the power of hope and the importance of identification tools in the world of pet ownership.