Woman Reunited With Lᴏsᴛ Dog After She Noticed Her Pup’s Face On A Beer Can
A woman is about to be reunited with her Lᴏsᴛ dog after ᴅɪsᴄᴏᴠᴇʀɪɴɢ the puppy’s photo on a beer can. In January, Motorworks Brewing, of Bradenton, Fʟᴏʀɪᴅᴀ, began pasting photos of ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛᴀʙʟᴇ sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ dogs from Mᴀɴᴀᴛᴇᴇ Cᴏᴜɴᴛʏ Aɴɪᴍᴀʟ Sᴇʀᴠɪᴄᴇs onto its cans in hopes of boosting adoptions and raising money for sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ.
However, for a dog named Hazel, the campaign meant being returned to its owner, Monica Mathis. Hazel, a greyhound mix, went ᴍɪssɪɴɢ three years ago, according to Mathis, who told KSTP TV she was “chained outside and I went to pick her up and she disappeared from our yard.” . Despite ᴛʜᴇ ᴍɪᴄʀᴏᴄʜɪᴘ, outdated communication meant that sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ staff could not contact Mathis when Hazel first appeared. After months of searching for Hazel, Mathis finally moved from Iowa to Mɪɴɴᴇsᴏᴛᴀ. Dog owner Monica Mathis had no idea her pup was in the care of a sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ on the east coast until she spotted a familiar furry face on a beer can that was posted on Facebook.
“I really thought she was gone, I never thought I’d see her again,” Monica told a local news station. “I was suspicious, I said ‘Oh my god, that looks like her, but is it really her? ” Situations like these definitely feel too good to be true.
“I was really nervous. I was like, shaking. I was crying. My husband was like ‘why are you crying?’ ‘Because I think this is my dog!’”After calling Mᴀɴᴀᴛᴇᴇ Cᴏᴜɴᴛʏ Aɴɪᴍᴀʟ Sᴇʀᴠɪᴄᴇs and providing relevant information, Mathis was able to ᴄᴏɴꜰɪʀᴍ the dog in question was Hazel. “We saw photos and ᴠᴇᴛ records,” sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ spokesperson Hans Wohlgefahrt said. “This dog was such an important part of her family that she had everything to prove she was her owner. She told : “I was really nervous someone would walk in and get her – they’d told me there’s a lot of people looking at adopting her…I was ᴘᴀɴɪᴄᴋɪɴɢ, like I’d lose her again.” Luckily, Ms Mathis was able to hunt down various records from places she had taken Hazel in the past, like her old ᴠᴇᴛᴇʀɪɴᴀʀʏ ᴄʟɪɴɪᴄ.
“When I moved, I’d Lᴏsᴛ all ᴛʜᴇ ᴍɪᴄʀᴏᴄʜɪᴘ paperwork,” Ms Mathis says. “When she went ᴍɪssɪɴɢ, I really didn’t even think to update it, which was just stupid of me – and now I have it linked to my phone.”When everything was set straight a few days later, the sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ announced that Hazel was going home. Like Mathis , I know how it feels to lose a pet. When your critter runs away, you have a thought in the back of your head that tells you they’ll return home soon. However, as the days, weeks, months, and even years go by, you lose more hope. Luckily for Monica, she was able to eventually find her sweet canine after a long but worth-it three-year wait!