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San Antonio family, dog reunited after being apart for nearly a year, ACS says

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio family had even more reason to celebrate July 4 after their dog, missing for nearly a year, was found safe and sound.

The dog, Rome, went missing in September, but on July 4, the unexpected happened: a San Antonio Animal Care Services officer found the dog and his family after scanning his microchip.

The family, who have not been identified, learned that Rome had been found heading into the holiday season, according to ACS.

“They were looking forward to reuniting with their precious lost boy who they had missed for nearly ten months rather than watching the fireworks,” the animal shelter said on Facebook.

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The Rome owner was “overwhelmed with relief and excitement” when she was told he had been found.

However, due to the holidays, Rome’s family could not pick him up until the next day. Yet, within hours, Rome was reunited with her loved ones and her furry brother.

ACS reminds pet owners that having their dog or cat microchipped can help officers find them if they get lost.

“Because Rome had a registered microchip with up-to-date contact information, he was able to be reunited with his family after 10 months of disappearance,” the shelter said. You can read more about microchipping here.

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