Soldier’s Dog Found After 3 Years

While Patricia Chase was deployed to Iraq with the Army, she left her adopted Chihuahua, Spankie, with some friends. But when she returned three years ago, she and her children were told that Spankie had gotten out of a backyard fence through a hole and disappeared. “We cried the whole way home,” Chase told Washington’s WJLA in an interview. Then, just last week, Chase got a call from the Washington Humane Society, which had taken the dog in as a stray and found Chase through his microchip. They’ve been reunited, and Spankie is settling back in at home. — Read it at Washington’s WUSA9 

A little chihuahua came in to WHS a few days ago as a stray. We discovered he had a micro-chip and were able to get in touch with his owner. When his human came to pick him up she informed us that she has been looking for him for THREE YEARS. While she was deployed, a friend was watching the dog and the dog managed to escape. Thanks to the microchip, Spankie and his human are now back together!WHS offers low-cost micro-chipping services at our National Capital Area Spay and Neuter Center. See our full list of services and pricing at

Posted by Washington Humane Society on Monday, June 1, 2015


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