Dog missing from Calif. turns up in Wash.; reunited with owner

Dog missing from Calif. turns up in Wash.; reunited with owner

Credit: Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce Co.

Bryan Rapopozo is reunited with Bear.

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 19, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 19 at 12:48 PM

 

TACOMA, Wash. - A 2-year-old dog that disappeared near Sacramento, Calif. and turned up days later in Tacoma was reunited with his owner Saturday.

A woman found the 20-pound Patterdale terrier named Bear and turned him in Thursday to the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County.

Owner Bryan Rapozo said he didn't think he'd ever see his dog again after Bear disappeared Tuesday afternoon.

Humane Society director Kathleen Olson said the agency was able to scan Bear's microchip and track down his owner. She said Bear probably traveled the distance in somebody's vehicle.

Rapozo left his home near Sacramento, Calif., Friday to make the 13-hour drive to pick up his dog.

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