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Posted on: August 25, 2021

‘It restored my faith in humankind’: Hall County Animal Services reunites lost dogs with owner

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Two dogs were successfully reunited with their owner, thanks to the timely and effective service of Hall County Animal Services.

On the morning of July 9, Vicky Acevedo awoke to find her beloved dogs, Biggie and Chip, were missing.

“I woke up in the morning, and they weren’t there. And I was devastated. I thought they were stolen,” said Acevedo.

At the same time, Hall County resident Joann Silva-David was contacting Animal Services, reporting a large dog in her front yard and what sounded like another dog somewhere else on her property.

“It was during the night, around 2:00 in the morning. I came outside because all I heard was this dog yelping, barking, whining,” said Silva-David.

“So I came out, and a bigger dog was walking up and down, and it had this big, long chain around its neck. So I know he had broken off somewhere.”

She noticed that the dog seemed to be attempting to get her attention.

“After I realized he was friendly, I gave him some food and water. But he was talking to the dog in the woods.”

That’s when she called Hall County Animal Services, and Officer Kevin Buecker arrived on scene. He was able to put the larger dog safely into his van; then the search was on for the smaller one, which was located on the rear of Silva-David’s property, trapped in some weeds.

Buecker brought both animals to the Hall County Animal Shelter, where they were examined and given food and water. On a hunch, and after unsuccessful attempts to locate her dogs, Acevedo gave the Animal Shelter a call.

The two dogs Buecker picked up were, in fact, Biggie and Chip.

“There they were, thank God. I was happy,” said Acevedo.

The dogs were quickly reunited with their owner.

“It restored my faith in humankind, I can tell you that,” said Silva-David.

Watch the video below for a more in-depth look at this story.

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