A dog named Rihanna was stolen from her home in New York City when she was a puppy two and a half years ago, but was recently returned to her owners (video below).
Rihanna was found about 100 miles away in Stratford, New Jersey, at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage. They were able to track down the owners via a microchip that was embedded in the Pitbull mix, notes SNJ Today.
“This was an incredibly emotional situation,” Laurie Ballard, who manages the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, told the Good News Network. “Microchip information is not always current, so while we were thrilled to discover the animal had been microchipped, it does not always lead to a reunion with their owner.”
The shelter made a two-hour drive to New York City to return Rihanna to her owners. The dog remembered her family and jumped with excitement.
“In this case, given all that the family and the dog had been through over nearly three years – it was nothing short of a miracle," Ballard added. "Everyone at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage was thrilled to play a part in such a happy reunion.”