An Australian Shepherd is finally going home to her rightful owners after being lost for two years. It’s unknown how she ended up almost a thousand miles away from home, but what’s important is that she’s with her family now.
Victoria and Gregory Hudler, a military couple from New Jersey, adopted an Australian Shepherd named Jodie when she was just a puppy. She served as an emotional support dog for the two veterans, and her presence brought them great comfort and joy.
Jodie was nearly a year old when Victoria and Gregory found out they were expecting their first child. Hence, they asked a relative to take care of the pooch for the meantime.
After a couple of weeks, the New Jersey couple stopped hearing from that individual. To their dismay, Victoria and Gregory later learned that the relative had sold Jodie without their knowledge or consent.
As the issue involved a member of the family, the couple decided not to call the authorities. They did not wish to make things complicated and awkward with their relatives.
Almost two years passed since Victoria and Gregory lost Jodie, and they had nearly given up hope of ever finding her again. But one day, the fur mom received an email regarding the Australian Shepherd.
Jodie was staying at a Tennessee shelter. The staff scanned her for a microchip, where they found the Hudlers’ contact information.
The overjoyed fur parents immediately sought help from non-profit organizations Animal Lifeline and Wings of Rescue to fly the Australian Shepherd back to New Jersey.
Wings of Rescue fetched Jodie from Knoxville, Tennessee. Afterward, they brought her to Mississipi to join a batch transport of 130 dogs.
Victoria and Gregory waited for their beloved dog at the airport, a toy in hand. At first, Jodie appeared not to recognize them — she hid behind her handler’s legs when she came near.
Everything came back to the pooch as soon as she sniffed her fur parents, however. The Australian Shepherd then started cuddling with them and couldn’t get enough of their love! Watch the emotional reunion between Jodie, Victoria, and Gregory in the video below:
Reunited and it feels so Good!
Posted by Wings of Rescue on Saturday, August 10, 2019
Source: Wings of Rescue on Facebook
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