Kicker – Reunited by beer

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Anyone with a missing pet knows the worry and distress of it. You hope some kind person will find your pet and get in touch with you, whether through microchip or an animal shelter.

Well, a brewery in Florida decided to help solve at least some cases.  It put pictures of dogs in the local animal shelter on their beer cans. Adoption info listed along with the picture. 

And what a service that turned out to be for Monica Mathis.  The last time she saw her dog Hazel was back in 2017 while they were living in Iowa. The terrier mix just disappeared from her front yard one day.

MATHIS: She is an escape artist, so she was very good at, you know, getting loose, bolting right through the door, knocking you over, just to get out the door.

Well, Mathis was looking through social media recently. And to her amazement, she saw Hazel’s picture posted there from one of those cans! Even more amazing, Hazel was 1,300 miles away in Florida! 

No idea how Hazel got there, but three years later, the two are happily reunited—just in time for Hazel’s 7th birthday.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/Gary Sweetman, Motorworks Brewing)

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