Petey the Dog Puts Rochester Hills in the News — All Across the World
The Jack Russell terrier went missing from his home in Tennessee and ended up in the city; he was returned to his owner today.
In the past two days, there have been more than 330 news stories written about the plight of Petey the dog, who was found this week in Rochester Hills but lost in Tennessee over the summer.
The latest report is the story's happy ending: the Detroit Free Press reports today that Petey, a 4-year-old Jack Russell terrier, was reunited with his owner this morning after a volunteer with the Michigan Humane Society drove him home to his owner overnight on Wednesday.
At the humane society, workers used the story to tout the benefits of the microchip, which helped them identify Petey.
"This story put a smile on the faces of our entire adoption center team," said Marcelena Mace, shelter manager at the Rochester Hills office.
"It’s wonderful when we see microchip reunions, including those that seem like miracles. It really proves that no matter how far your pet may travel, a microchip can help him find his way home."