Skip to comments.Reunited! Pooch Lost in Hurricane Sandy Is Matched With His Former Owners at Animal Shelter
Posted on 05/03/2014 2:46:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Couple walked into Monmouth County SPCA and spotted their dog lost 18 months later.
A heartbroken pooch who lost his family in the fury of Hurricane Sandy was reunited with them 18 months later in an amazing turn of fate.
Lucas, whose real name is Reckless, was found as a stray in Monmouth County, New Jersey back in October.
Charles and Elicia James were stunned when they walked into the Monmouth County SPCA last week and spotted their beloved pup.
I told my wife That dog looks like Reckless and she said It is Reckless! Charles James told The News. He started jumping three feet in the air and we started crying.
Reckless bolted from the familys Keansburg home during Hurricane Sandy. The pooch was wearing a collar with identification.
I saw his collar sticking in the fence, said James, a father of three. It couldnt have been a worse case scenario.
Charles and Elicia James were thrilled to be reunited with their long-lost pooch named Reckless.Charles and Elicia James were thrilled to be reunited with their long-lost pooch named Reckless
Charles and Elicia James were thrilled to be reunited with their long-lost pooch named Reckless. The James Family (L to R) Elicia, Kelsey, 3, Chuck, Liam, 2, and Alexandra, 10, with Reckless, their Pitbull Terrier Mix who was lost in Super Storm Sandy and recently found at the local ASPCA Shelter, outside their damaged home in Keansburg, New Jersey. 3 year old Kelsey James gives a hug to Reckless, the family Pitbull Terrier Mix who was lost in Super Storm Sandy and recently found at the local ASPCA Shelter, outside their Sandy damaged home in Keansburg, New Jersey.
Reckless, the Pitbull Terrier Mix who was lost in Super Storm Sandy and recently found at the local ASPCA Shelter, outside the Sandy damaged home in Keansburg, New Jersey where he escaped.
James searched the goofy and loving pit bull but came up empty. He checked in at the Monmouth County SPCA and other shelters.
But the pup was not microchipped.
Meanwhile they were displaced from their home due to Hurricane damage.
The family reluctantly agreed to look for a new dog last week in time for daughter Alexandras 10th birthday. Finding Reckless was the best gift of all.
They have been sleeping together in the bed ever since, he said.
The unbelievable story was featured on the Monmouth County SPCAs Facebook page - sparking a sensation with more than 100,000 likes and 30,000 shares by late Friday.
"The whole story is just so amazing," said Liz Wise of the Monmouth County SPCA. "He's a really sweet dog with a great disposition."
She said Reckless was microchipped and received full medical care. Our family is whole again, said James.
Dogs are about the only thing that makes life worth living
Me too. If I could figure out how to post a photo, I would. But, I am horrible at figuring and understanding instructions. lol But, my doggy doesn’t mind.
They were triple thrilled.
What a great story! This is right in my area, thanks for posting! Gotta go over to facebook and see if it’s there. Otherwise I will post it.
I have a lot a oddball facebook friends, left, right, all over the place, but EVERYBODY loves the kitties & the puppies, and I think that is a good thing.
So I gotta say, my super lefty facebook friend did have this posted. He works with animals, so he keeps up!