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Missing dog found in Indiana a year after vanishing from Texas

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Jan 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-26 10:17:58-05

A dog who vanished from his Texas yard last year has been returned home after turning up in an Indiana city some 1,100 miles away.

Sixty-nine-year-old JoeAnn Navarro of Galveston says her two pit bulls apparently were stolen from her backyard in May.

Navarro thought she'd never see either dog again, but the Kokomo Humane Society called her a week ago to say a stranger had dropped her year-old pit bull Blue off at its shelter about 40 miles north of Indianapolis.

A microchip implanted in Blue led to Navarro. Three men, including two retired Galveston County sheriff's deputies, drove to Texas. On Saturday, the Galveston County Daily News reported the three arrived at the Navarro house and, for the first time in eight months, Blue was home.