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Update: Dog Seized From Abusive Rescue Group Reunites With Family

Update: Dog Seized From Abusive Rescue Group Reunites With Family

 

Mark and Cheryl Jobe were shocked and excited when they watched the news report about 100 dogs seized from an abusive animal rescue group in Kentucky. One of the canines, a Golden retriever, had the same distinctive hind leg as their dog Bo-Bo who disappeared more than a year ago.

The Jobes realized they live near the non-profit animal rescue group run by Shannon Lacewell. Animal Rescue Corps raided the property earlier this month after they received a tip that the animals were living in crowded, deplorable conditions and forced to consume the remains of dogs that had died.

Mark Jobe didn’t waste any time tracking down Animal Rescue Corps to let them know the Golden retriever might be his family’s lost pet.

“I notified him by email and gave him some identifying marks on the dog and he called me today and said I got your dog,” said Mark Jobe. It was a BB lodged in Bo-Bo’s back leg that ultimately identified him as the Jobes’ dog.

The couple drove three hours from their home in Wingo, KY to Nashville for the reunion. Along the way they tried to prepare themselves any medical issues Bo-Bo might have.

When the ARC truck pulled up and opened the door, Mark and Cheryl knew they had found their beloved pet.

“That’s him, that’s him,” said Mark.

“Come to mama,” said Cheryl as she hugged Bo-Bo.

Scotlund Haisley, president of Animal Rescue Corps reported that he hadn’t considered that some of the dogs seized from Lacewell’s property might be family pets. Most of ARC’s rescue missions involve dogs from puppy mills or hoarders.

“Today we get to bring a family back together. It’s an incredibly rewarding day,” said Haisley.

Bo-Bo had lost weight during his fifteen months away from the Jobes and has several medical issues to overcome, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

 

 

 

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6:05PM PDT on Sep 11, 2014

Now that is a wonderful happy ending!!!! Thank you for sharing!

7:49AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

I have already seen this story a few times but nothing like a happy ending!

3:15AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

J'adore cette histoire. Ça fait du bien de commencer la journée en apprenant une bonne nouvelle comme celle-ci. Merci de la partager.

4:44AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:00PM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

thank you for the heartwarming story. my dog ran away a few times, luckily my neighbor's found her and she was returned after I put lost dog flyers...think having a micro chip helped

6:34PM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

thanks

12:30PM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

I already saw this video on the internet. What a lovely happy ending for all parties involved.

2:04PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Lucky dog and lucky family! And thanks to the folks who made it possible.

6:25AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Thanks for sharing this!How great for them all to be reunited! The dog's face really said it all! I love happy endings like this

11:07PM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

Alison B, I keep hearing stories about incompatible micro-chip systems. This company's chip not being able to be read by that company's reader. Do you know if anything has been done about these problems???

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