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Dog Seized In Kentucky Reunited With Owners In Nashville

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mark and Cheryl Jobe made the three hour trip from Wingo, KY to Nashville Wednesday for a reunion with their dog Bo Bo who disappeared more than a year ago.

The Jobes live not too far from the home of Shannon Lacewell. Last week members of the Animal Rescue Corps seized nearly 100 dogs from her property.

Mark Jobe had seen a news report on the seizure and quickly noticed one of the dogs looked like his Golden Retriever.

Jobe tracked down someone from Animal Rescue Corps about the possibility it was his dog.

"I notified him by email and gave him some identifying marks on the dog and he called me today and said I got your dog. Come and get him," Mark Jobe said.

It was a BB lodged in Bo Bo's back leg that ultimately positively identified him as the Jobes' dog.

He told his wife and Wednesday afternoon the couple made the trip from Wingo to Nashville.

"I got to be ready for whatever's there, but I hope he's not real bad," Cheryl Jobe said as she waited for the reunion at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.

When the Animal Rescue Corps truck pulled up and they opened the door, the Jobes new right away it was Bo Bo.

"That's him, that's him," said Mark Jobe.

"Come to mama," his wife said as she hugged the dog.

A typical operation for Animal Rescue Corps involve puppy mills, or hoarders. That was not the case in Wingo, KY.

"What we didn't know was some of these animals were actually owned by somebody else," said Scotlund Haisley.

It is not often he and his staff are able to witness the reunion of a dog with its owners.

"Today we get to bring a family back together. It's an incredibly rewarding day," Haisley said.

Bo Bo lost a lot of weight over the fifteen months he was missing. He does have some medical issues to overcome, but is expected to make a full recovery.

The dog left Nashville Wednesday night with two people who consider him family and never gave up hope for finding him.

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