This dog was reunited today (Monday, June 26, 2017) after a microchip brought the long-lost dog and the rightful family.
Last week, one of our animal control officers investigating a neglect case came across the dog in Jurupa Valley. The dog appeared thin and needed veterinary care. The officer questioned the “owner,” who claimed he had found the dog a while back. The officer asked permission to scan the dog for a microchip and, sure enough, the dog was chipped. The officer took possession of the dog and transported the pet to the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley.
Officer Will Luna of Riverside County Animal Services contacted the owner, April Callison, of San Bernardino. She tearfully told the officer she would pick up Bo Bear as soon as she returned back to the Inland Empire. She and her two children, Dakota and Savannah, participated in the heartfelt reunion.
April was tearful after seeing Bo Bear for the first time in eight years. First stop before the ride home? Her private veterinarian.