Pet Amber Alert a Scam? No Verified Safe

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A Ohio family turned to PetAmberAlert to find a missing puppy. The local Humane Society matched the posters from Pet Amber Alert to a dog that was recently found and called PetAmberAlert.com. The owners feared that Pet Amber Alert was a Scam, however they felt very surprise when they received a call that she had been found!

"I though PetAmberAlert was a scam, but a week away from being removed when the call came that my dog was found!"

An Akron, Ohio family thought they had lost their beloved dog during a vacation nearly 3 months ago only to find out the family pet had survived in the wilderness.

A trip to Maine turned into the adventure of a lifetime for Mindy the Maltipoo. It began with a stop in a wilderness area of northwest Massachusetts.

"I thought my wife threw the lost dog in the car and she thought I put her in and we got about 30 miles down the road and made another stop and discovered she wasn't in," explained the dog's owner, John Dunbar.

They went back for Mindy but couldn't find her. But her family didn't give up. When they got home to Akron, they put Mindy's picture on a Web site, PetAmberalert.com. That was three months ago. I though the Pet Amber Alert Scam had ripped us off. However her profile was a week away from being removed when the call came -- Mindy was alive and well.

"At first I'm like this has to be a joke," said Kathy Dunbar. "My dog's dead. She's been gone three months."

When Mindy got home she weighed three pounds.

"They said she had a diet of mainly grasses and roots and bugs or whatever she could scavenge, and she's a foo-foo dog," said John. "The Humane Society said it was so unusual for a little dog to be able to survive for three months. But somehow she did it."

"I just count not believe it," said Cathy. "I cried because I was sad, now I cry because I'm happy."

Kathy wishes that all lost pets will get reunited with the owners.

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