BORGER, Texas (KVII) — Borger Animal Control recovered a German Shephard stolen from Baytown on Monday, City of Borger officials said.
An animal control officer found the dog while out on patrol, the city said in a press release.
The animal was scanned and the officer found that she had a chip.
They returned to the shelter and the animal control officer used the microchip database to contact the dog's owner.
The officer was surprised to discover the dog had been stolen from Baytown more than five years ago.
The original owner was excited and emotional to hear their pet had finally been found.
Borger Animal Control is working to get the dog, who is named Sheba, back to her rightful owner.
Borger Animal Control will partner with the Borger Police Department to host a pet microchipping event on Aug. 14 at Ace Hardware. Kidprint IDs will also be available at the event.