Two and a half years ago, a Washington family's dog, Timber, disappeared. But now, the family is celebrating Thanksgiving after having experienced something miraculous: Timber reappeared, hundreds of miles away.
Salt Lake County Animal Services picked up Timber, believed to be a Rottweiler-pit bull mix, Friday, according to marketing and communications coordinator Sandy Nelson. Officials thought he was a stray, but soon discovered he had been implanted with a microchip. The information for a woman listed as Timber's owner was out of date, Nelson said, but a secondary listing included the woman's son.
Nelson said officials managed to contact the family and learned they live in Washington. By Monday, the family had driven to Utah and reunited with Timber for the first time in years.