Heartwarming moment a lost dog is reunited with her Georgia owner after she was found 240 MILES away in Florida

  • Husky Ashley ran away from her Savannah home through an open door
  • She was missing for weeks and owner Brittney Novickis posted adverts online
  • Ashley somehow ended up in Daytona Beach and was put up for adoption in a dog shelter
  • Rescuer specializing in lost dogs saw Novickis’ advertisement on the shelter’s website and told her Ashley had been found in Florida

This is the heartwarming moment a lost dog reunited with her owner after she was found 240 miles away from home, two weeks after disappearing.

Ashley, a husky, disappeared from Brittney Novickis’ home in Savannah, Georgia, after escaping through a door left open by a dog-sitter.

She somehow wound up over 200 miles away in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Novickis lives with her then-fiancé Paul McCarthy and they have four including Ashley.
After she noticed her dog was missing, Novickis scoured her neighborhood for hours but was unable to find her.
She appealed for help on Facebook, writing: ‘I just can’t help thinking where she is and what she’s doing. If someone has her I hope you’re taking care of her and giving her the love she had in our home.’
Ashley somehow wound up over 200 miles away in Daytona Beach, Florida
Husky Ashley disappeared from her home in Savannah, Georgia, last year after escaping through a door left open by a dog sitter
Ashley had no microchip or collar so she was listed as a stray when she turned up in Florida and was renamed Kit and put up for adoption on the HHS website.
Lingo told Savannah Now: ‘I had just gotten off the Halifax Humane Society Facebook page and then read about Ashley on a lost and found page out of south Georgia.
‘I said, “hey that looks like a dog I just saw on the humane society page.”‘
Ashley may have been picked up and driven to the area, where she escaped again or was let loose.
The two were reunited at the shelter with Ashley eagerly jumping up and down and trying to get out of her kennel the moment she saw her owner.
Ashley’s owner contacted HHS and raced to Florida the next day to be reunited with her dog.
‘As it was, Ashley had two adoption holds on her when she contacted HHS,’ the rep said.
‘Had she waited just a few more hours, Ashley might have gone to a new home.’
The two were reunited at the shelter with Ashley, 5, eagerly jumping up and down and trying to get out of her kennel the moment she saw her owner.
Novickis said: ‘I was so excited. I knew it was her instantly. I saw her goofy little grin and just knew.’
The touching video of their reunion, which took place in March last year, went viral after it was posted on the Humane Society’s Facebook page.
‘Ashley as you can see in the video was very happy to see her,’ said the rep.
‘The owner was ecstatic to finally find Ashley after searching for her for over two weeks.’
Ashley, a husky, disappeared from her home in Savannah, Georgia, after escaping through a door left open by a dog-sitter.
Ashley’s owner contacted HHS and raced to Florida the next day to be reunited with her dog.
The rep stressed the importance of microchipping pets to reunite them with their owners in case they get lost.
‘Had Ashley been microchipped, she would have been returned much sooner,’ according to HHS.
‘Only about 22 per cent of lost dogs that entered animal shelters last year were reunited with their families.

‘However, the return-to-owner rate for microchipped dogs was over 52 per cent.’

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