Dog that disappeared in Fla. in 2016 is found in New York

Published 7:57 am Monday, September 18, 2017

FREEPORT, N.Y. — A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York.

Newsday says a woman found the stray, a German shepherd mix, and brought it to a Long Island rescue group called Bobbi and The Strays on Tuesday.

The dog’s microchip was traced to West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Rick Moneck says his family adopted the “beautiful” and “well-behaved” dog, named Relay, as a puppy in 2014.

When Relay went under the backyard fence, the family searched for months. Moneck says a blurry gas station video appeared to show a man putting Relay into his car.

Now, the shelter’s looking for a volunteer to drive Relay to Florida.

Moneck says it’s “unbelievable” that his family will be reunited with the “dog that we loved so much.”