A dog who was stolen from her owner’s yard in southern England in 2013 has finally been reunited with her family.
Maz had been a ʙɪᴛ of an escape artist, known for digging tunnels under the fence. At first, the family thought he might be playing hide and seek and would be back home before dinner time.
However, the dog was not able to return after that. Linda’s family searched everywhere, but there was no information about Maz – it was as if Maz had just disappeared.
2 years later, Harmon still unstops searching the neighborhood, making posters, posting on the Internet, and checking with the local animal control to find Maz.
“Dogs can go missing on occasion, but it is extremely rare for dogs to be stolen,” said Sussex Police inspector Oliver Fisher, who encouraged dog owners to “microchip their dogs, keep an up-to-date photo of the dog, and in the event that it goes missing, inform the microchip company and supply the police with a photo.”
As the ᴘᴏᴏʀ dog’s photo started to go viral, a call was received from a woman who sᴜsᴘᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ that the dog might be her ʟᴏsᴛ dog which was stolen from her backyard two years.
One day, a woman who had been following Maz’s story on Internet reached out to Harmon via text.
“She said, ‘I’m so sorry to send you this, but I found your Maz. He’s been ʜɪᴛ on the side of the road and here’s his picture,’” Harmon told. The woman sent Harmon a photo of the dogs, and there was Maz’s little scar.
She was asked to come to see if the pooch can recognize her. We can see the reaction of the ᴅᴇᴘʀᴇssᴇᴅ dog when the woman was reaching him.
At first, the pooch was awful, but he ʜᴇʟᴅ her hands and stood up on his back legs to have a cʟᴏsᴇr look, after recognizing her face and smell.
Soon everyone watching the reunion had tears in their eyes — including Harmon.
Now, Maz is home safe and sound with the family that loves him!