It’s always painful when a dog goes missing, but after being reunited with their lost pet, one family’s tears of sorrow changed into tears of pleasure.
Max, a dog from Bexar County, Texas, vanished from his home in May. His distraught family looked everywhere, putting up notices around the neighborhood in the hopes that their dog would return.
Max was characterized as a mixed-breed dog who was “very friendly” and “very calm and sweet.” “We miss him dearly,” his family wrote.
Max had gone missing, leaving his family worried ill – but there was a break in the investigation that July. According to the agency, Deputy Perez of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding a dog that was “found wandering in the neighborhood.”
When Perez arrived on the scene, she recognized the dog as one she had seen on missing flyers throughout town. He phoned the family, and sure enough, the dog was Max, who had been missing for several weeks! Not only did Deputy Perez facilitate the joyful reunion, but he also witnessed the heartwarming moment the family’s children were reunited with their pet.
The sheriff’s office published photos of the family’s two tiny girls cuddling Max, with one of them so overcome with pleasure that she couldn’t hold back her tears: “Max and his family were reunited and as you can see on the children’s faces, they could not be happier,” the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office wrote.
The touching story went viral on Facebook, with over 2,000 shares and hundreds of comments, many of which complimented the deputy for facilitating this happy reunion. One commenter wrote, “That sweet, thankful face says so much!”. “To see these little girls face this is priceless!” another wrote. “These little critters have major impacts to our hearts.”
Thank you to Deputy Perez for assisting in reuniting Max with his frightened family – it must have been an emotional reunion to witness in person, a reminder of the importance of dogs in our lives and the need for returning lost animals to their families.