It was a reunion 5 years and 1,000 miles in the earning — and a single that Jen Costa had fairly a great deal given up hoping for.
But it occurred on Friday, when the Queens lady bought to see her olde English bulldogge Azzurra Diamante for the first time due to the fact the pooch went missing in 2017.
“It was remarkable. I signify, I just can not imagine I am right here, that she’s genuinely here,” Costa reported.
The reunion took location in Henderson, Tennessee, a very long means absent from the spot in Extensive Seashore where by Azzurra was missing in 2017. The puppy had turned up in a neighborhood animal shelter again in November, and appeared to be in very good overall health.
“It was like, holy cow! How on Earth did this pet dog get above 1,000 miles away?” said Jan Morris, the shelter spokesperson. “You just want him to be in a position to discuss and explain to you what transpired.”
Morris does not know how the puppy built it to Tennessee. She said that the microchip in the canine, who she did not imagine experienced been mistreated at any point and mentioned was really loving, led the research for her owner back again to Costa. Following acquiring word that her beloved pet experienced been uncovered, Costa drove from her dwelling in Queens Village to welcome Azzurra again.
“I really feel like I have been as a result of a ton. I suffered a ton of loses. I dropped my other doggy in August to most cancers,” Costa said.
The second was a sweet conclude to a extensive and hard highway for her. Costa is a most cancers survivor herself, who missing her tongue to the sickness, though shedding hundreds of lbs .. She calls Azzurra her present from God.
“This is just one of these once-in-a-life time tales,” Morris mentioned.
Costa claimed that she and Azzurra picked up proper in which they remaining off 5 several years ago. They’ll return home to New York more than the weekend, along with Costa’s other canine, Pancake, as they resume the lifestyle they missing individuals decades back.