Dog Who Survived in Woods for 3 Years Reunited With Long-Lost Family

The family in this story lost their dog a few years ago and they recently received some shocking news when it came to this matter. The George family had cherished the presence of Ginger in their lives very much and were happy to learn more about her disappearance. Ginger was lost back in August of 2015 while the family was staying in the state of Iowa.

They did not wish to place Ginger in a kennel for the trip and while their hearts were in the right place, she eventually escaped from the home that they had rented. While the family spent a great deal of time and money searching for her, their efforts were not successful. Three years passed and all of a sudden, reports started to float in about the dog and her sudden presence in the Des Moines area.

The Des Moines County Regional Humane Society was receiving calls about the dog and they could not understand how the animal was able to survive three grueling winters without perishing in the cold. She survived off junk food that she was forced to dig up at a local car wash each night. Ginger’s unique brand of resilience is what allowed her to survive for this long.

Finally, the good people at the Des Moines County Regional Humane Society were able to capture Ginger and provide her with a better life. A trap was created with the usage of hot dogs and this is how they snagged Ginger. Kandi Glick runs this humane society and she realized that the dog looked an awful lot like the dog that the George family had lost in Burlington three years back. She went to the Facebook page that had been established for the dog and called the family immediately.

The family was initially skeptical that the dog was actually theirs. Ginger’s coat had grown out significantly and she looked much older than she had in the past. Luckily, the biggest problem that she was facing was a treatable case of heartworms. Once the dog was inspected more closely, the collar that she was wearing when she vanished was found and this put the family more at ease.

Burlington residents were more than happy to fund the reunion and they gave Glick the money that she needed to drive the animal back to the George family.

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