Kasey the Resilient Pit Bull
Most reunion stories are overwhelming with emotion, but this one takes the cake. Why? Because of Kasey, the Pit Bull Terrier, who after 440 days, found her way back into her owners’ arms.
Nick and Krista, Kasey’s owners, never thought they’d see their beloved dog again after she darted out their front door nearly 15 months ago. But thanks to her microchip, Kasey was reunited to the much-needed comfort of her owners.
On October 12, 2018, a visiting neighbor accidentally left Nick and Krista’s front door open, just long enough that Kasey, took off. Kasey’s owners spent weeks driving around Houston, putting up posters, passing out bilingual missing dog cards, and posting on social media, but all was to no avail.
“After weeks and weeks of searching I had to accept the fact that Kasey was gone,” said Nick, Kasey’s owner. “I’ve never been able to take her collars off their hook, take her pictures down, or accept that I would never see her again. I had hoped that after Kasey had been gone for a year…maybe she would be taken in for an annual exam and her AKC Reunite chip would be scanned….but October 2019 came and went – and still no Kasey.”
The day after Christmas, Nick and Krista received news from AKC Reunite, news they never thought possible… Kasey had been left at a local dog rescue and her microchip had been detected!
“Being reunited with Kasey was one of the best moments of my life. She saw me, she knew me, and she crawled into my arms like no time had passed. My life felt perfect again” said Nick.
Kasey endured a lot during the last 440 days — she was found severely underweight and malnourished and had unfortunately been diagnosed with Lymphoma. But thankfully, after everything, Kasey was finally home with her loving owners.
“I’m still trying to wrap my head around that this is all happening. I never expected to see my babe again, and then find out she had been given a terminal diagnosis…all within a period of a few days,” said Nick. “There is some hope [with chemotherapy] that she can live a happy life… I’m anxious, hopeful, and mostly thankful that one thing is certain — Kasey is finally home.”