Last week, Bradenton, Florida brewery Motorworks Brewing made headlines with their idea to put local animal shelter dogs' photos on their beer cans to help with pet adoption. Monica Mathis saw the story and recognized her dog Day Day who went missing three years ago from her Idaho home. So she called. From WFTS:
(Manatee County Animal Services's Hans) Wohlgefahrt said they checked and Day Day did have a microchip with Monica's first name, but her last name had changed and the information on it was outdated. (She had since moved to Minnesota.)
Mathis was able to provide paperwork to prove to Manatee County Animal Services that Day Day was actually her dog, Hazel.
"Once I got the confirmation I just couldn't believe that this was actually my dog," said Mathis.
How Hazel got from Iowa to Florida is unknown.
(Thanks to our Florida bureau chief, Charles Pescovitz!)