Dog That Disappeared 4 Years Ago In Missouri Turns Up In Montana And Is Returned To Owners

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 5:07 pm
By: News On 6

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) _ A Boston terrier named Mickey that disappeared four years ago from his suburban Kansas City backyard was reunited with his owners this week after he was found in Montana.

Cher Jarosz and her daughter Kari Mitchell thought they had lost Mickey forever _ until they received a call from an animal shelter last week 1,100 miles away in Billings, Mont.

A microchip on Mickey that contained information on his owners helped the Billings Animal Shelter return him, Mitchell said.

Mitchell called her mom with the amazing news last week: ``You're never going to believe this,'' she told her.

Only Mickey knows how he wound up in Montana, and that's fine by Mitchell.

``We're happy to have him home,'' she told KSHB-TV in Kansas City after Mickey caught a flight home. ``I just hope whoever was taking care of him, I hope they were just glad he's home.''

The family said he looks different and doesn't remember his name. His teeth show signs of wear and tear.

The shelter did not immediately return a message left Wednesday by The Associated Press.