WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — The Martinez family, who live in Whittier, are not only surprised their missing dog was found and is now back home — they’re thrilled.
Foxy was found in Riverside, dozens of miles away. And she had been missing for two long years.
The family spent the day with her Wednesday in the park. The family told CBS2/KCAL9’s Amy Johnson they had a lot of catching up to do.
“She’s the same dog. She’s really friendly. And she was very happy to see us,” said Larry Martinez.
The family got a call Tuesday from the Riverside County Animal Shelter that Foxy — part Fox Hound — had been found.
“We were so surprised. A little in shock. A little disbelief but at the same time happy,” said Martinez.
His wife Christina went to the shelter to see if they indeed had found Foxy. The meeting was captured on camera by the shelter. “I was just so happy,” said Christina Martinez. “The minute I said her name. she reacted so I knew it was her.”
Foxy disappeared in late 2010 when the family was in the process of moving. They searched, put up flyers, called animal shelters but Foxy made her way from Montebello to Riverside where she was found Tuesday.
“Maybe someone in Montebello picked her up and then moved,” said Christina. “Or someone took her for a long ride. I have no idea how she got there. I don’t know what happened to her. I wish she could tell us.”
Foxy will never be able to tell the Martinez family where she was all this time. But they are grateful that they had her microchipped.
“My family is happy, my kids are happy. My wife is really happy. They’re happy, I’m happy. We’re all happy,” said Larry.