It is still unclear how the animal overcame such a distance. The police know that the animal was stolen. «The phone call that your dog was found is good news,» the Eaton County Animal Control Service wrote on Facebook. The fact that the dog was found almost 2,000 kilometers away seven years after the disappearance also made this news special.
Shortly after the disappearance, the Yorkshire Terrier was put up for sale on Craigslist, an American market. To the horror of the owner, someone has already pretended to be the legal owner of the dog. Then she filed a police report, but Pepper was not found. On Thursday, everything suddenly changed. The dog’s chip was checked by a veterinarian, who suddenly found out who Pepper really belongs to.
For the past five years, Pepper has been a member of a family who did not know that the animal was stolen. «Fortunately, they understand the situation,» the Eaton County Animal Control Service wrote on Facebook. Upon learning about this, the hostess immediately flew from Florida, where she lives, to Michigan. «This is another wise lesson for every dog owner: make sure that your pet has a microchip.»