The Sao Family thought they had seen the last of Aka, the ten-year-old American Eskimo pooch who went missing from their back yard in Eagle Rock in 2011.
But thanks to Aka's microchip tracking device and the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC), they were finally reunited last week.
According to a press release provided by DACC, Aka’s family was sure she had been stolen from their Eagle Rock backyard in 2011 and had given up hope that she would ever be found.
Two years later, the microchip implanted in Aka paid off when the family received a call from staff at DACC's Baldwin Park facility.
"As standard procedure, we scan every animal for a microchip that comes into our care for this very reason," said DACC director, Marcia Mayeda. "Microchipping your pets is one of the easiest ways to ensure you are reunited with your lost pet."
Patch will have more details on this story later this week.