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Buddy, dog lost 6 years ago, returned to rightful Queens owner
NY Daily News ^ | Jan 16, 2014 | Lisa L. Colangelo AND Bill Hutchinson

Posted on 01/17/2014 6:19:25 PM PST by Innovative

A pet owner's happy reunion Thursday with his long-lost dog left a Queens man — who has been caring for the pooch for nearly six years — in tears.

Ben Choi got his Pekingese, Buddy, back after 78-year-old Alfred Hayek was coaxed into handing the canine over by two private detectives who negotiated the release.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; strangestory
The current owner took care of the dog for six years, the dog was loved, well taken care of. He took the dog to the vet, that's when they found the chip with the previous owner's name. The original owner insisted on getting the dog back.

What do you think -- was this the "right thing" or the previous owner should have just visited the dog and let the current owner, who has been taking care of it for the past six years keep it?

I personally think it should have been left with the current owner.

1 posted on 01/17/2014 6:19:26 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Joe 6-pack

doggie ping to a strange story


2 posted on 01/17/2014 6:20:00 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

I can’t see losing my dog in the first place. He just wouldn’t allow it.


3 posted on 01/17/2014 6:24:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Innovative

After six years, the dog would have little if any memory of the original owners. The dog has surely developed habits and traits that were not there back in the day. I think the dog should have remained with the second owner and the original owners just move on.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 6:27:04 PM PST by doc1019
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5 posted on 01/17/2014 6:27:49 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: doc1019

“I think the dog should have remained with the second owner and the original owners just move on.”

That’s my opinion as well. Don’t know why the original owner insisted of getting the dog back — I think he should have been happy that the dog found a good home and is OK, said hello to the dog, thanked the new owner and move on, as you said.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 6:29:23 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

After 6 years, I agree, he should left the dog with the new owner.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 6:35:31 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Innovative

Dude steals a dog and the when he is exposed, he still runs:

“But as Choi rushed to the vet’s office to pick up Buddy, Hayek scooped up the dog and scrammed.”

He’s lucky is not charged for dognapping.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 7:07:06 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

There is nothing in the story to indicate the second owner stole the dog — it looks more like the dog got out of the house of the first owner, got lost and the second owner found it and took it in.


9 posted on 01/17/2014 7:08:44 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: ifinnegan

After he had and cared for the dog for six years, he didn’t want to have the dog taken away from him, which is only natural — he clearly loved and took good care of the dog.

And maybe the dog ran away from the first owner because he didn’t like the first owner, did you think of that? And maybe the dog was very happy in the home of the second owner.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 7:11:25 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: ifinnegan

” left a Queens man — who has been caring for the pooch for nearly six years — in tears.”


11 posted on 01/17/2014 7:12:21 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

He had the dog for nearly six years before he took him to a vet. Then he managed to extort $500 from the rightful owner. He should count his lucky stars it wasn’t my dog he “took in.”


12 posted on 01/17/2014 7:16:24 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Innovative

There was nothin at all about how he got the dog.

But the dog had a chip and it was lost. The owner put up flyers all over.

The dude easily could have found the dogs owner. He deliberately did not. And he deliberately tried to avoid being caught after he was found out.

Stealing a persons dog is the lowest of the low.

And finding and taking in without trying to find the owner is stealing.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 7:18:59 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Innovative

And maybe the rightful owner would have taken him to the vet once a year. Did you ever think of that?


14 posted on 01/17/2014 7:19:53 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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If the owner isn’t rich, the dog isn’t sick and is well taken care of, why take it to the vet?

And when he thought the dog may be sick, he DID take him to the vet.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 7:22:45 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

After 6 years? Wow.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 7:34:17 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Innovative

Tough call. The article doesn’t say how long the original owner had the dog. A Peke can live to be pretty old so maybe the original owner had him an equal amount of time.

It’s obvious both people loved the dog. Lucky for him.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 8:49:16 PM PST by berdie
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The dog may have been taken to the vet previously. In my experience, most vets don’t check for chips unless requested to do so. This one is the exception...not the rule.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 8:52:19 PM PST by berdie
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To: Innovative

99% of the people that live in Queens are assholes.

Of course the knucklehead wanted the dog he hasnt seen in 6 years back


19 posted on 01/17/2014 9:00:53 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Innovative

You don’t have to be rich to get your pets vaccinated once per year. You just have to give a damn. And if you find a dog, you don’t have to be rich to call Animal Control and have it scanned. You just have to not be a thief.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 9:12:47 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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pretty low to steal a dog. Even sadder is that your dog would eventually just settle in just fine with his captors....

My dog remembers the shelter staff 3 years after I got him there even though he was only there a month.


21 posted on 01/18/2014 3:03:27 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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