After her dog went missing four years ago, Kathryn Morrow lost hope that her Grif would ever come home.
Morrow said her Brussels griffon went missing on New Year’s Eve 2013.
Morrow, who lives in St. Albert, Alta. just north of Edmonton, believes that someone stole her.
“I never gave up hope, but recently I started to tell myself it was unrealistic that she was coming back,” said Morrow, whose sister’s dog, a Pekingese-French bulldog cross named J.J., also disappeared the same night.
After searching and searching with no leads things suddenly changed.
Morrow says, out of the blue, a number of her friends sent her a picture of a dog that had been turned in to an Edmonton animal shelter that looked exactly like her pet.
“I couldn’t even contain myself. I was the definition of hysterical,” she said.
Morrow said when she arrived at the shelter to see if the dog was her missing Grif, she was distressed, skin and bone and injured.
“She had an elastic band tied around her head and her ear, and it had severed her ear about two thirds of the way off,” Morrow said.
Morrow says Grif responded to her name and after providing the shelter with the dog’s medical and dental records, including a police report from when the dog went missing, she was able to leave with her.
Morrow says that Grif is recovering well.
-with files from CTV Vancouver