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This dog found her way back to her owners after being missing in Dublin for a year

Good woman yourself, Elsa.

YOU’RE GOING TO have to prepare yourselves for this one, people.

Exactly one year to the day after she went missing from her home in Ballyfermot, a German Shepard named Elsa has found her way back to her owners.

Yep, we told you.

After 12 months away from her heartbroken family, Elsa was discovered in a car park in Cabra by two women who subsequently brought her to the Dog’s Trust in Finglas.

Thankfully, Elsa had been microchipped, and the staff at the Rehoming Centre in Finglas were quick to place a call to Elsa’s owners.

elsa dog Source: Facebook

Commenting on the joyful reunion, Dog’s Trust Campaign Manager, Sarah Lynch said: “We are so delighted for Megan and her family, and extremely grateful to Elsa’s finders who kept her safe and brought her in to be scanned for a microchip.”

This is a perfect example of the benefits that a correctly registered microchip can bring.

Reminding dog owners of the importance of carrying out the task in its entirety, Sarah added:

Microchipping your dog and having your up to date details registered against the chip is compulsory by law in Ireland since April 2016, but sadly we see all too often stray dogs arriving into rescue centres and dog pounds across the country either without a microchip or with incorrect details recorded against the chip they have, which makes reuniting them with their owner a sometimes impossible task.

And remember, if you are unsure about your dog’s microchip details, you can check them with any of the government-approved databases; Fido, Animark, Irish Kennel Club and Microdog ID Ltd.

Now, let’s all take a moment to gaze at Elsa…

elsa Source: Facebook

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