When shelter workers first met Savey, the rescued dog had just been thrown from a moving vehicle in Ohio. But even after she was abandoned, the heartbroken dog had chased after the vehicle – hoping the driver might give her a second chance. But the car kept on driving, according to Brown County Humane Society Dog Shelter. By the time Savey wound up at the shelter, the sweet dog was understandably shaken and depressed.
But Savey, whom caretakers described as a “good girl,” was about to find life’s hardships occasionally come with a silver lining. When the shelter workers posted about their latest arrival on Facebook, the dog’s heartbreaking story took an unexpected turn.
Rescuers assumed that the dog was sad and depressed because she was abandoned, which was partially true. But there was another reason for Savey’s melancholy. According to rescuers, the heartbroken pup had also been missing for over a year.
This detail only came to light when shelter workers began posting about Savey on Facebook. “Do you know me?” shelter workers had asked, explaining how the dog had been tossed from a moving late-model green sedan with Kentucky plates. As it turns out, somebody did know the sad dog. According to the man on the phone, Savey was his dog — and she’d been missing for over a year.
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“If you don’t believe in miracles. Maybe you should…..” shelter workers wrote in a Facebook post detailing this heartwarming turn. “Savey has been a good girl while here but [was] understandably shook up and depressed. Today, after her original owner saw our post on FB. He rushed to the shelter.”
According to rescuers, Savey’s owner correctly described his long-lost dog’s scars and birthmarks. Any lingering doubts about the dog’s ownership were dispelled when Savey finally met her beloved human – and gleefully leaped right into his arms.
“Savey recognized him as soon as we got to the hallway of the lobby and immediately started pulling and jumping for him,” shelter workers recalled. “Our sad depressed girl quickly became happy wiggly and overjoyed to see her person.”
Animal control officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding Savey’s abandonment, but the dog and her owner are just thrilled to be back together. Meanwhile, the Internet gushed about this heartwarming reunion on Facebook, where Savey’s happy ending was widely celebrated and shared.
If you don’t believe in miracles. Maybe you should…..Savey was the dog that was pushed out from a moving car Thursday…
“I have tears in my eyes right now thinking about this poor girl and what she has been through this past year,” one user commented on the shelter’s post. “I was praying she would find a furever home after being tossed out like trash but never imagined this outcome for her and her true owner. Prayers and miracles do happen this story has made my day.”
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