Queens family finds their missing dog at NYC adoption event
A family from Queens were reunited with their beloved dog, Mocha, who went missing five months ago, after they attended an adoption event at Union Square Park in Manhattan. They noticed a pitbull that looked eerily similar to their companion, who disappeared in January while they were on vacation. The family had entrusted her care to a dog sitter. There were no developments in finding her until last weekend when they visited the adoption centre and discovered Mocha, who was wearing a blue “Adopt Me” vest. The reunion was tearful as Mocha showed her excitement by jumping at her family and responding to her name. The family did not expect to find her at the event but had hoped to adopt a puppy. Mocha had been found tied to a post near the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in East New York, Brooklyn, in May.
The New York City Animal Care Centers had named the pitbull “Sandy” and described her temperament as that of a true family dog. The family members were heartbroken after Mocha disappeared, which was especially difficult for the children. They asked their father every day when they would find their furry friend. Staff at the adoption centre verified the ownership and delightedly helped reunite the family. The pet had lost weight but was not harmed, which comforted the owner, who was worried that Mocha might have been used for dog-fighting or bait.
What happened to Mocha?
Mocha went missing in January after her family entrusted her to a dog sitter during their week-long vacation.
Where was Mocha found?
Mocha was discovered tied to a pole in East New York, Brooklyn, in May after being missing for five months.
How did the family find Mocha?
The family attended an adoption event at Union Square Park in Manhattan when they saw a pitbull that looked like Mocha.
How did Mocha react when she saw her family?
Mocha perked her ears and started jumping with excitement when she saw her family, responding to her name.
What was Mocha’s state when she was found?
According to her owner, Mocha had lost weight and was exhausted. Volunteers noted that “her temperament was that of a true family dog”.
What is the family’s plan for the summer?
The family hopes to help Mocha get back to her healthy lifestyle and spoil her with her favourite food, raw meat.
Missing Dog Reunited with Queens Family at New York City Adoption Event
A family from Queens has been reunited with their beloved dog after discovering her at an adoption event in Manhattan. The family of five attended the Animal Care Centers of New York City event at Union Square Park and were amazed to spot a pitbull that looked just like their missing Mocha. The animal was wearing an “Adopt Me” vest and responded happily to her name, confirming that she was indeed their missing pet. Mocha had been renamed Sandy by staff at the Animal Cares Center after she was found tied to a post near the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals last month. Mocha went missing in January after the family left her with a dog sitter and was feared lost forever. The family had already given up hope of finding their pet, but still visited the center in Manhattan to browse for a new dog. However, fate intervened and Mocha was returned to her rightful owners, albeit looking thinner and tired. The family now plans to spoil her with her favorite food of raw meat.