A Siberian Husky is expected to be reunited with its owner on Saturday, almost five years after the dog was lost or stolen in Georgia — but only two months after the dog came to McHenry County from a Georgia shelter to escape being euthanized.
Shakira, who was known briefly as Kathy at the Free Spirit Siberian Husky Rescue in Harvard, was expected to be reunited Saturday with her owner, Heather Jackson of Chatsworth, Georgia, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s office and the founder of Free Spirit.
The dog arrived Aug. 11 at Free Spirit from a shelter in Murray County, Ga., after the rescue organization volunteered to take it so the husky would not be euthanized.
Free Spirit personnel realized the dog had a microchip under its skin, and Home Again Pet ID Service was able to identify Jackson and contact her Wednesday, according to police.
Jackson told McHenry County Sheriff’s police the dog had been lost or stolen from Georgia in December 2007. After Jackson forwarded the necessary paperwork, sheriff’s police had the dog brought to McHenry County Animal Control.
The reunion is expected to take place Saturday morning at McHenry Animal Control, said Karen Ferreri-Miller, founder of Free Spirit.
Dog, Georgia owner to reunite in McHenry after 5 years
Map showing Georgia and McHenry County (Google map / October 5, 2012)