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Lori Tritel was overjoyed to be reunited with her precious pooch Josie.

Lori Tritel was overjoyed to be reunited with her precious pooch Josie.

A pet owner who was devastated when her dog went missing for nearly two months after escaping from a Culver City boarding facility got the happy ending she had badly wanted: a reunion with her precious pooch.

Lori Tritel was reunited with her dog “Josie,” a Border Collie mix, about two weeks ago after an exhaustive search that ended up costing her thousands of dollars, she told KTLA on Saturday.

Josie went missing on April 18 after she jumped over a 12-foot-high fence while in the care of Doggie Central.

Tritel, who was at the facility at the time in another room and had watched in horror as her dog jumped the fence, was devastated when Josie escaped.
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Kuma the dog

Kuma the dog


Surfing superstar Rochelle Ballard is used to twists and turns when riding tubes, but the drama usually isn’t from her dog Kuma.

“My dog has been missing for four years. He got stolen off the beach at Sunset and after a year I gave up looking for him. I never received any information. Not a single call. Nothing, no trace of him. After four years all of the sudden I get a phone call,” said Rochelle Ballard, professional surfer and yoga instructor with Surf Into Yoga.

That call late Sunday night from a family on 16th Avenue in Kaimuki saying they found her dog. It had come right up to the screen door. […]

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Sparky was lost for 10 days and later recovered by some creative and expensive means. He's sleeping here with one of his owners, 7-year-old Hank.

Sparky was lost for 10 days and later recovered by some creative and expensive means. He’s sleeping here with one of his owners, 7-year-old Hank.

It was a sad day last month when Sparky the dog ran away during his regular outing near Fort Funston. While frolicking off leash with a group of dog buddies, the 11-year-old Australian shepherd got separated from his walker and quickly disappeared into the underbrush.

Sparky was gone in an instant.

Bryan Mason’s 7-year-old son, Hank, was in tears. Mason and Holly Reeves, his fiancee and Sparky’s original owner, decided they were going to go all out.

“Sparky,” Mason wrote in an e-mail, “is family. As I plan to marry Holly, I want her to know what kind of commitment I have to her. As I try to help Hank grow into a man, I want to lead by example. This is what a man does. A man cries, and keeps taping things to light posts until somebody calls.”

So it’s a familiar story: Dog lost, flyers printed up, owners search areas where their pet might be.

But Mason took this dog search to a new level. He used an interactive Google map, a Facebook page, some workers from the personal errand service TaskRabbit, and 6 1/2 gallons of urine. (More about that in a moment.)

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This family is fighting like a dog to get its lost pooch back.

When Rosa Torres’ 8-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy Raffiki went missing last month, she scoured their Panorama City neighborhood and put impassioned pleas on the Internet.

Torres finally located the pooch, but an animal rescue group had found the dog and gave it to another family — and refuses to return the hound to its original owner, according to reports.

Now Torres and Karma Rescue are fighting like hounds over a hunk of steak over little Raffiki, who has since been renamed to Kami and is living 10 miles away in the San Fernando Valley. […]

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Molly was found running loose in Prescott Valley three years after she disappeared from Fort Hood, Texas.

Molly was found running loose in Prescott Valley three years after she disappeared from Fort Hood, Texas.

A soldier will soon be reunited with her dog, which went missing three years ago in Texas and has been found 1,000 miles away in Prescott Valley.

The basset hound was found running loose and was turned over to police officers on July 7, according to Sgt. Brandon Bonney with the Prescott Valley Police Department.
An animal control officer found that the dog was equipped with an identification microchip and spoke with the owner, who is a member of the military serving in Fort Hood, Texas.

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Animal Care And Control Policies Questioned

An Indianapolis animal rescue group is raising concerns after a dog was nearly euthanized at the city shelter, despite having a microchip.
Judie Sloan said her 14-year-old collie mix, Buffy, got loose during a rainstorm. She searched for the dog, but said she was sure he’d be found using his microchip.

Days later, volunteers with rescue group reTails Indy were pulling animals out of Indianapolis Animal Care and Control when they found Buffy and identified the dog using his microchip, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney reported.

“It was slated to die on Monday,” said Maureen Owen who works at Allisonville Animal Hospital and volunteers with the rescue group.

IACC Administrator Teri Kendrick admitted that workers made a mistake and failed to scan the dog for a microchip upon arrival, as is protocol.

But she stressed that the dog would have been scanned just before being euthanized.

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