NewsRegion S Palm Beach CountyBoca Raton

Actions

Boca Raton woman reunited with missing dog after 12 years

Fox terrier found in Pennsylvania
Katheryn Strang
wptv-Katheryn-Strang-with-Dutchess.jpg
Posted at 7:18 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 09:19:19-04

PITTSBURGH — (WTAE/CNN) - A Palm Beach County woman was finally reunited with her dog who has been missing for more than 12 years.

The dog was found more than 1,000 miles away in Pennsylvania.

RELATED: More news from Boca Raton | More Good News stories

Katheryn Strang, who lives in Boca Raton, said her 14-year-old fox terrier, named Dutchess, was lost in February 2007.

Dutchess suddently turned up last week in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, shivering under a shed.

The dog was taken to an animal shelter where a microchip revealed the owner.

wptv-Katheryn-Strang-with-Dutchess.jpg

Strang was contacted and was so excited she immediately made plans to drive more than 18-hours to Pittsburgh, arriving Friday.

"Disbelief. It's gut-wrenching, (but) now I'm happy," said Strang.

It's unknown how Dutchess made it all the way from South Florida to Pittsburgh.