No matter how much you love your dog, you may be forgiven for giving up on your missing best friend after nine years. Imagine then how surprised a family in Australia were to find their missing dog Muffy nine years after she went missing and almost 1,200 miles from their home.
Muffy, pictured here courtesy of the Independent, was found sleeping on cardboard in the backyward of a house in the city of Melbourne, 1,200 miles from her original home in Brisbane. Muffy had gone missing from her family’s backyard nine years ago and they hadn’t seen her since. The RSPCA found her and thanks to a microchip in her neck, reunited her with her family.
The owners of the house in Melbourne where Muffy was found sleeping said they’d found her about a year ago wandering the streets, but where she was for the other eight years and how she travelled the 1,200 miles is anyone’s guess.
Muffy had a skin infection but other than that was perfectly healthy and the RSPCA vets cleared her skin infection with treatment.
Muffy was reunited with the family’s now 17 year old daughter Chloe, who was astonished at being reunited with her long lost childhood pal. The family said the timing was perfect as their two pet dogs had sadly passed away in the last few months and they found it amazing that Muffy had returned.
I wonder whether they claimed on the dog insurance, as most dog insurance policies include some sort of payment for a lost dog and help with finding them. If they did, would they have to return the money?