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Go ahead and cry: Dog lost during Hurricane Sandy reunited with his family 18 months later

by Richard Hall Published: May 2, 2014

Whatever you call it — coincidence, miracle, perfect timing — you can’t deny that this story is amazing.

From the Monmouth County SPCA Facebook page:

Imagine this:

Your family dog is lost during Hurricane Sandy. After searching and giving up hope, 1.5 years later you decide to adopt a dog. You head to the Monmouth County SPCA, meet with an adoption counselor and plan on meeting some dogs.
The adoption counselor brings in your first candidate and guess what; it’s YOUR DOG!

Lucas came to the Monmouth County SPCA in November and had been waiting for his forever family. Volunteers have even said he seemed like he was looking for someone. Now we know Lucas (who’s real name is Reckless) was searching for his family!

Photo by Rusty Rembrandt Studio

Holy cow. That’s amazing.

As an animal lover and father to some amazing furkids, I can’t imagine the reaction I’d have if this happened to me. I’d lose it, in the best way possible.

The smile on that dog’s face says it all.

by Richard Hall
Digital Media Specialist
Richard Hall is an award-winning newsroom developer, editor and blogger for NewsOK. He was born in Austin, Texas, spent his childhood in southern California and has lived in Norman since 1999. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.
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