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Florida woman reunited with missing dog after 12 years

Posted at 9:37 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 09:50:39-04

PITTSBURGH — A Florida woman was finally reunited with her dog who has been missing for more than 12 years.

The dog was found more than 1,000 miles away in Pennsylvania.

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Katheryn Strang, who lives in Boca Raton, Florida, said her 14-year-old fox terrier, named Dutchess, was lost in February 2007.

Dutchess suddenly turned up last week in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, shivering under a shed.

The dog was taken to an animal shelter where a microchip revealed the owner.

Strang was contacted and was so excited she immediately made plans to drive more than 18-hours to Pittsburgh, arriving Friday.

"Disbelief. It's gut-wrenching, (but) now I'm happy," Strang said.

It's unknown how Dutchess made it from South Florida to Pittsburgh.