When he opened his front door on Tuesday morning, Joel McDonald never expected to see Molly, his dog that went missing four years ago.
“I didn’t know for sure, but I thought it,” the Rowan County man told WBTV on Thursday. “And she just came and put her head in my lap and said, ‘Oh my.’ ”
McDonald took the dog to the Animal Care Center of Salisbury to check her for a microchip. He was convinced the dog was his long-lost friend, but wanted proof.
A worker at the animal hospital scanned the dog for a chip, found one and confirmed the dog was Molly by its number.
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The happy family might never know where Molly was over the years, but, as Carolyn McDonald said, what really matters is, “She’s back now!”
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