Gary Thomas never gave up on finding his beloved dog, Mindy.
The Boston terrier was stolen from Thomas’ home five years ago and was taken hundreds of miles away. But now, Thomas and Mindy have been reunited.
Mindy was found at a state park in northern Georgia and was then taken to an animal shelter in Decatur, Alabama.
And this almost 14-year-old dog was rescued 48 hours before she was scheduled to be euthanized at the shelter. The Birmingham Boston Terrier Rescue saved Mindy from her horrible fate.
The rescue stepped in and took Mindy from the shelter and found a foster home for her for two weeks. Mindy’s microchip was only discovered after her stay at the foster home.
Calls were made, and Thomas was notified that his long lost dog had finally been found.
“I’d given up. I didn’t think I’d ever see her again,” said Thomas. “Iâ€™m so happy. Yes, itâ€™s my dog, itâ€™s her, but just an older version of her.â€
Thomas added that even though Mindy is hard of hearing now, she came running toward him when he said, “You’re daddy’s baby.”
Mindy also has development cataracts along with her poor hearing. The S.P.A.Y.-Lee (Society to Protect Animal Young-Legislation, Education Enforcement) has offered to pay for veterinary services, evaluation and surgery associated with Mindy’s cataracts.