EAST ST. LOUIS, In poor health.(KMOV.com) — After 10 months of looking excessive and low for his lacking canine, a Missouri man was reunited together with his pooch as the brand new yr started.

In February of 2020, Dylan Summers’ disabled canine Athena disappeared from his yard in Bourbon, Mo. Athena was hit by a automobile and was recovering from amputation surgical procedure.



Missing dog Athena

Athena was hit by a automobile and was recovering from amputation surgical procedure in early 2020.




“I searched in every single place for her and posted on-line however nobody got here ahead,” Summers mentioned. “I had suspicions that she was stolen however I couldn’t affirm it. I used to be so apprehensive about her.”

Feeling defeated, he determined it was time to start out searching for a brand new canine to undertake. After scrolling via an East St. Louis pet adoption web site, Gateway Pet Guardians (GPG), he noticed a well-known face.

Athena was listed for adoption underneath the identify “Miss-A-Toe”.

The GPG director Alisha Vianello mentioned she acquired an voicemail from Summers later that night time. 

“It was about 9 p.m. on the night time of December 30th and I simply occurred to test my voicemail earlier than mattress and there was a name from Dylan stating that we had his canine!,” Vianello. “I known as him again instantly and was so comfortable to be taught that the canine we had named “Miss-A-Toe” was truly his lacking canine, Athena!”

The company had taken Athena from the St. Clair County Animal Management in Illinois early December. She was discovered at a property with different canines.

“Everybody concerned in her rescue had been so puzzled as to how a canine who not solely was spayed however was additionally wholesome and had obtained a life saving surgical procedure was on the property with different canines who appeared prone to have by no means obtained veterinary care” mentioned Vianello. “All of the lacking items actually got here collectively after I spoke to Dylan. The subsequent day I contacted her foster household, who was thrilled for her and organized a time for everybody to satisfy on the GPG facility”.

Inside 48 hours, the Missouri man was reunited with Athena on New Yr’s Day.

“I used to be so comfortable to listen to that she was secure and doing nicely and being reunited along with her was unbelievable” mentioned Summers. “She is already settled again in at house and it’s like she by no means left. I’m so appreciative of Gateway Pet Guardians for getting her again house to me.”

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