Beagle reunited with Knoxville family after 5 years

Beagle reunited with Knoxville family after being missing for five years

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Maisy showed up as a stray at Young Williams Animal Center earlier this month. As part of the intake process, workers scanned her for a microchip, which matched information for the Helland family. Maisy showed up as a stray at Young Williams Animal Center earlier this month. As part of the intake process, workers scanned her for a microchip, which matched information for the Helland family.
The Hellands were reunited with Maisy on Tuesday. The Hellands were reunited with Maisy on Tuesday.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A missing beagle was reunited with her Knoxville family after five years due to microchipping technology.

Maisy showed up as a stray at Young Williams Animal Center earlier this month. As part of the intake process, workers scanned her for a microchip, which matched information for the Helland family.

The Hellands were reunited with Maisy on Tuesday.

"We never gave up hope," Chad Helland said. "April and I had talked about Maisy on a regular basis, and we always wondered what happened to her. We're so thankful we had her microchipped all those years ago, and we're forever grateful to Young-Williams Animal Center for reuniting our family."

"I prayed every night for about a year to please God let her come back, and apparently he answered me," said Helland.

Young Williams encourages all pet owners to microchip their pets in case they ever get lost. A microchip with registration is included in the adoption fee for every animal adopted from the shelter.

The simple procedure can also be performed at local veterinary offices.

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