Missing Arkansas dog found after 7 years
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ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - A dog that went missing seven years ago in
northwest Arkansas soon will be reunited with its owner.
The Rogers Morning News reports that Andrew Navarette's Shih
Tzu, Mimi, disappeared from his Rogers backyard seven years ago.
Navarette was unable to find Mimi despite a microchip containing
his contact information implanted in her neck.
KHOG TV says Kim Rafter, also of Rogers, subsequently acquired
Mimi in good faith, renamed her Gizmo, and has cared for her since.
Navarette meanwhile moved to Woodlake, Calif.
Mimi turned up at an animal shelter on Saturday after Rafters
lost her. Officials found the microchip and contacted Navarette.
Assistant shelter manager Matt Colston says a happy Navarette is
paying for her to be shipped to California.
Shelter manager Bud Norman says Mimi is healthy.