HOUSTON – A dog that was rescued from “deplorable” conditions at a Montgomery County home last month was reunited with his owner about 2,000 miles away.
Wrangler, a 3-year-old Great Pyrenees, was found living in a wire crate in January by workers from the Houston SPCA. More than 200 animals were being kept at the home in the Fox Run neighborhood.
“Many of the chickens, roosters, rabbits, ducks, parakeets, potbelly pigs, cats and dogs were in rooms filled with dirt, feces and urine,” the Houston SPCA noted on Facebook.
Workers checked Wrangler for a microchip and found he matched with an Air Force airman who lives in Spokane, Washington.
The airman said that he gave Wrangler to a friend when he reported for basic training. That friend gave Wrangler away, he said.
An apparently contented Wrangler was at George Bush Intercontinental Airport early Friday morning to catch a plane back home. Wrangler and the airman were happily reunited when he arrived at the airport in Spokane.
The Houston SPCA shared the sweet moment on Facebook. The airman and the dog looked happy to have each other again. What a sweet Valentine’s Day gift.