One of the more difficult situations that a pet owner may face is if their dog is missing. At first, we spend a lot of time putting up posters and scouring the neighborhood, but soon, we begin to give into despair.
It’s not that we don’t hope that our dog is still around, it’s just that after time passes, we begin to wonder if we are ever going to see them again.
That is why, when we see videos such as the one we have for you below, we love to share. They offer hope to anyone who has ever lost a dog.
The video involves Conway, a pit bull dog that was at home and disappeared. It had been 10 months since the family saw Conway and they didn’t know if they would ever see him again.
Fortunately, a police officer was on the job when he saw a stray dog that looked “skinny and exhausted.” He was from the Highlands County Sheriff’s office, and he knew that he had to do the right thing.
When he brought Conway back to the station, they decided to post something on Facebook. They said: “This is Conway. He went missing in Hardee County on Nov. 11, 2021. Exactly 10 months later, he was found walking on a street in Sebring and brought to Animal Services.”
They went on to say how he was skinny and exhausted and didn’t look like a happy dog, at least not like a happy dog that had gone missing. One thing that was good, however, is the fact that Conway had a microchip and they were able to put things together.
That is where they shared a video of the moment that Conway spotted his family through the police window. A warning is coming from the police station stating that they are not responsible for tears that are shed while watching this video:
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