When Tyra the Rottweiler was stolen from her fenced backyard in Warrensburg, MO five years ago her family was devastated. Although she was microchipped and her family searched for her, her humans, Michael and Tabitha, were never able to locate her.
A year later, they moved to Lebanon, Oregon with their two other dogs and a cat, as Tabitha was being stationed there with the military. They had given up hope of seeing their beloved dog again, until this past week, when Tyra was picked up as a stray on March 6, 2015 and brought to KC Pet Project in Kansas City.
Tyra the Rottweiler reunited with Tabitha at KC Pet Project. Photo credit: KC Pet Project / Facebook
KC Pet Project scanned Tyra for a microchip and learned that Michael had reported Tyra stolen in 2010 (fortunately he kept his information current so she was able to contact him).
“Tyra’s family was thrilled to find her, but they were having a tough time affording all the unexpected fees of the airfare and rental cars needed for this cross-country reunion to pick up Tyra in Kansas City, so KC Pet Project set up a YouCaring page to help raise funds from the community to reunite Tyra with her family,” KC Pet Project said.
“Thanks to the support of our staff, our community and organizations around Kansas City, we were able to surpass our fundraising goal and helped fund Tyra’s trip back home with her family to Oregon. As you can see here [watch the video below], both Tyra and her mom, Tabitha, were so happy to see each other and all of us at KC Pet Project are so happy that we were able to reunite Tyra back with her family after so long.”
Check out this short video of Tyra reuniting with her owner Tabitha this morning. They were so happy to see each other! Our thanks to The Rescue Project for bringing Tyra to the shelter after she was found as a stray and thank you to Friends of KC Animals for their help raising the necessary funds to get Tyra back home to her family!
Posted by KC Pet Project on Friday, March 13, 2015
You can see Tyra is thrilled to see her mom again. All she wants to do is have her belly rubbed!
Share this wonderful family reunion with your family and friends!