A woman from Minnesota is set to be reunited with her lost dog for three years after she spotted the dog’s photo on a beer can.
Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton Florida began featuring photos of adoptable shelter dogs from Manatee County Animal Services on its cans this January. The campaign is an effort to help the dogs get adopted and raise money for the shelter.
A dog named Hazel was part of the campaign, and little did she know that this would be the way to reunite with her owner Monica Mathis.
Hazel is a terrier mix. She went missing three years ago. According to Mathis, Hazel was on a leash outside. But when she went to get her, she was gone from her yard.
The pooch had a microchip, but Mathis’ contact information was outdated, so the shelter staff was unable to contact her when Hazel first showed up.
When Hazel got lost, Mathis searched for months but had no luck. She eventually moved from Iowa to Minnesota.
She then came across a photo of her missing pet on Facebook, which showed her face imprinted on a can of beer.
According to Mathis, she was scrolling on Facebook and recognized the face of her lost dog. She was pretty sure it was Hazel, but she had doubts as she wasn’t sure how the dig ended up in Florida.
Mathis didn’t waste any time and called Manatee County Animal Services. She provided relevant information to confirm that the dog in question was Hazel.
Hans Wohlgefahrt, the shelter spokesperson, said that they checked Hazel’s photos and vet records provided by Mathis and confirmed that the dog was such an important part of her family and that she was indeed Hazel’s owner.
Wohlgefahrt added that there was no way for them to trace Hazel back to that particular owner. It’s a great reminder to people to go into their profile and make sure that their contact information is updated.
Hazel is scheduled to be shipped back to Mathi’s home in Minnesota. She is expected to arrive just in time to celebrate the dog’s seventh birthday.
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