Four years later, Fort Worth family gets dog back

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by WENDY CORONA

WFAA

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 30 at 10:21 PM

FORT WORTH — The Long family has a tale to tell.

"Her microchip is located right here on the back of her neck," said Twyla Long, pointing to her pet dog, China.

In October 2008, "China" was stolen from their backyard. That microchip is credited for bringing their Husky home from Saginaw, Texas after being lost for two years.

But that's only half the story.

"One down and one to go," Long said. That's because China's twin sister Asia also once was lost but now has been located — 825 miles away.

"We just didn't expect to find her where we did — in Pulaski County, Chicago, Illinois!" Long said.

The Long family's faith and patience prevailed.

"That's them! Yeah! We got sister back, yes ma'am we did!" the family cheered.

Dog Runner Pet Transport returned Asia back to Texas. "I think we got something for you," said Dave Stutz, owner of DRPT.

"It feels really good to know that we never gave up," Long said.

Her family was also grateful that someone made the effort to check Asia for an identifying microchip.

"Dogs are called 'man's best friend' for a reason, and when you love your best friend, microchipping is your best chance at getting them back," Long said.

E-mail wcorona@wfaa.com

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