NEW YORK – Rocco, a beagle who strayed from a New York City yard five years ago, has been found 850 miles away in Georgia and reunited with his owners.
Randy Durrence, the supervisor at the Liberty County Animal Control in Hinseville, Georgia, told the New York Post that someone dropped off the pooch on July 5. A microchip embedded under Rocco's skin helped trace him to his family in Queens — Jorge and Cristina Villacis.
The couple's daughter, Natalie, who was five years old when Rocco disappeared, was ecstatic.
Durrence says the shelter reunites many families with their pets but "it's unheard of" after so many years.