“Mysterious Reunion” — Dog makes its way from GA to FL

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Written by Doreen Poreba

How does a lost dog make its way from northern Georgia to the Treasure Coast of Florida? We may never know the answer to that question but that’s exactly what happened to Daisy, a purebred German Shepherd that belongs to the family of Gary and Meredith Sisk of Ringgold, Georgia.

Their dog disappeared from their home on the 4th of July and the following Wednesday, a man quickly dropped the dog off at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and left before the dog could be processed.

Thanks to Daisy’s microchip, the humane society was able to scan her and track down her owners. Upon receiving the humane society’s phone call, the couple initially was in disbelief.

“At first I thought it was a scam, I was like, is this a joke? Send me a picture. I couldn’t believe it. I started crying,” said Meredith Sisk, who is a deputy with the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office. Her husband is the sheriff.

When she received the picture, she knew it was real. The family promptly planned a road trip and more than 12 hours and 724 miles later, they were reunited.

Their advice to all pet owners — make sure to get your pet microchipped and keep your contact information current.

“If it had not been for the chip in Daisy, we would not be having this conversation,” said Gary Sisk. “There’s no way you would have linked her to us … We weren’t thinking here. We were talking to our own humane services and making people around there aware.”

The Sisks had rescued Daisy from their local humane society and they quickly learned that she was an escape artist, which reinforced the need for Daisy to be microchipped. The Sisks reported that Daisy and family made it safely back to their home.

Once again, the magic of microchipping led to a joyful reunion, as was the case when the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast reunited a cat that had been missing for 14 years and another cat that had been gone for 10 years.

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast offers a $20 microchip for all animals that are spayed or neutered and $40 for unaltered pets. For information, please visit here or call (772) 223-8822.