We’ve all had times when we’ve wanted to give up. But the story of how Ozzie the Boxer was reunited with his family after being stolen six months earlier will lift your spirits and provide a valuable life lesson. There’s always hope.
Ozzie disappeared his the family’s yard in January 2016. His anguished owner, Chris Sanchez, has been trying to find him ever since.
“It’s like losing…I lost my child. That’s basically what it felt like. Raised him from basic one. I got on Craigslist, got on Facebook, got on everywhere that I could get on to try to see if someone had seen him”, Chris told ABC news.
“Last week I prayed about it—said just Lord, do me a favour. If he’s safe where he’s at and he’s happy, then I’m okay with that. But if he’s not and he’s not happy or something’s wrong please, do me a favor and let him come back to me.”
“My better half texted me and said, ‘Look at your Facebook,’ and I got on my Facebook and looked and I was like, that’s my dog and I was yelling like, I said, that’s my dog. That’s our family dog.That’s our dog.”
According to ABC news:
A group called Tucson Cause for Canines was searching for a different stray dog, just north of a sad stretch of land near the airport so notorious for abandoned animals it goes by the grim name of Dogpatch.
Ozzie came running up and brought a friend—this female Boxer they’re calling Riley ’til they find her family and learn her real name.
Mindy Lane from Tucson Cause for Canines is one of the people who found Ozzie and Riley.
She says, “That’s always our number one priority is finding their home, finding the people who love them most and reuniting them so this is a really great story and a really great win for us.”