What could be more surprising when Joel McDonald opened his front door on Tuesday and saw a dog waiting there very similar in appearance to his lost shepherd, Molly who disappeared four years ago?
“I didn’t know for sure, but I thought it,” the Rowan County, North Carolina man told WBTV News late last week. “And she just came and put her head in my lap and I said, ‘Oh my.'”
Although Joel was pretty sure the dog was Molly, he took her to Animal Care Center of Salisbury to have her microchip checked, and when the attendant looked up at Joel confirming the identity of the German shepherd as Molly, he was absolutely convinced. When the dog disappeared, Joel and Carolyn McDonald searched for her for weeks, but eventually gave up hope of ever seeing their best friend again.
The happy family has now been reunited, and although Joel has asked Molly where she has been, he says she just won’t answer.
Welcome home Molly. And another reason to never give up hope.
(Photo of lost shepherd screenshot via WBTVNews)
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