VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Maltese dog named Caesar who disappeared more than a year ago after a car crash that killed two members of its owning family in eastern New Mexico is back in the bosom of his family in Michigan.
Caesar was found by a volunteer looking for adoptable dogs at a shelter in Tucumcari, N.M. She tracked down owner Monica Benson after Caesar was scanned for a microchip.
Benson lost her husband and a daughter in the accident. She tells The Detroit News the reunion was "unbelievable," and Caesar recognized her and her four children.
Caesar left Tucumcari last week and arrived late Saturday at the Benson's Genesee County home. It's in Vienna Township near Clio (KLY'-oh), about 10 miles north of Flint and about 65 miles north-northwest of Detroit.