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NEWS: Beagles found after 5 years!

July 15th, 2008, 01:01 PM
NEW YORK - Rocco, a beagle who strayed from a New York City yard five years ago, has been found 1,350 kilometres away in Georgia and reunited with his owners.

Randy Durrence, the supervisor at the Liberty County Animal Control in Hinseville, Georgia, told the New York Post that someone dropped off the pooch on July 5.

A microchip embedded under Rocco's skin helped trace him to Jorge and Cristina Villacis, his family in Queens.

The couple's daughter, Natalie, who was five years old when Rocco disappeared, was ecstatic.

Durrence says the shelter reunites many families with their pets, but "it's unheard of" after so many years.