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Woman and Dog, Reunited at Last

It always feels good to hear that someone was able to be reunited with his or her missing pooch after being separated for any length of time. However, when the story is about a long-lost dog, it gets all the more heartwarming. Although she never forgot her beloved Rottweiler, Jen Koczan of northwest Indiana had long given up hope that she would ever see Sasha again after  the dog was stolen.

"I never thought I would see her again," Koczan told local ABC affiliate WLS. "I thought about her all the time. I wondered what happened to her. I still have pictures of her. She was a part of our family."

Five years later, Sasha turned up in Phoenix at the Anti-Cruelty Society. A quick scan for a microchip revealed to the shelter employees that Sasha was a long way from home. Through the help of a volunteer organization called Kindred Hearts Transportation, Sasha was given a lift. After two weeks and the assistance of 26 volunteers, Koczan and Sasha are happily reunited.

One in three pets will become lost at some point in their lifetime, so it is important that they have proper identification so that you can be reunited. Pets should always wear a collar with an ID tag that has your furry companion's name and your most recent contact information. If you decide to have your pet microchipped, make sure to keep it updated with your most current contact information.

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