North Texas Family Reunited with Pet After Nearly Seven Years

A North Texas family has a reunion story that is a testament to the power of microchips.

In mid-2009 the Montez family's dog, Corky, left home and never came back.

They searched for Corky for six months but then had to move from the Decatur area to Fort Worth, thinking they would never see Corky again.

But on Saturday, they got a call from the Humane Society of North Texas, where they originally adopted Corky. A good Samaritan found three dogs on a major highway and although one had been tragically injured and did not survive, the other two did, and one of the survivors was Corky, the same terrier the Montez family had adopted from the same shelter nearly seven years earlier.

The family was soon reunited.

"We looked for Corky for about six months before we moved, and we knew he was microchipped and he had a collar, so we were just waiting for one day he would come home. So we were very excited," Kimberly Montez said.

The family decided to also adopt the surviving dog found with Corky, named Captain. They now join two other dogs, along with a total of four children – two more than the Montezes when Corky disappeared.

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