Family reunited with run-away dog

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 3:57 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 3:57 p.m.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A Panhandle family is celebrating following a reunion with their Australian shepherd, which ran away last summer.

On, Tuesday, Holly Julian of Chipley found her missing dog, Abby, on a Facebook pet-adoption page established by the Animal Rescue Control of Bay County, The News Herald of Panama City reported.

"We had her since she was 4 weeks old, so we are really adjusted to her personality," Julian said. "We got our Abby back."

Abby, who had been allowed to wander around Julian's neighborhood without supervision, disappeared in July. She was picked up by animal control on July 23 and later adopted to another family.

But the adoptive family decided against keeping the dog and she was put up for adoption again.

That's when Julian found her dog on the Facebook page. She's since welcomed Abby back home.

Julian said Abby immediately recognized her original family.

"As soon as we got there . and we said 'Abby' and she came running," Julian said of the reunion, "she was bouncing back and forth between the kids and myself."

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