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GOOD NEWS: Dog missing for 2 years reunited with family

Posted at 12:50 PM, Mar 07, 2013

WHITTIER, Calif. (KCBS) -- A California family has been reunited with their beloved dog, Foxy, who went missing two years ago.

The dog disappeared in 2010 when the family moved. The Martinez family said they put up flyers, searched for the dog and even called animal shelters. But they couldn't find Foxy.

KCBS reports the Martinez family received a call Tuesday that the pup had been turned in at an animal shelter dozens of miles away from their home.

“We were so surprised. A little in shock. A little disbelief but at the same time happy,” Larry Martinez said.

He said his wife dropped by the shelter to make sure it was Foxy -- and the happy reunion was caught on video.

“I was just so happy. The minute I said her name, she reacted so I knew it was her,” Christina Martinez said.

The family spent Wednesday playing in a park -- and catching up -- with Foxy.

“She’s the same dog. She’s really friendly. And she was very happy to see us,” Martinez said.

The family said the reunion was possible because Foxy was microchipped. Without that technology, the pooch would have likely never been reunited with her family.