DADE CITY, Fla. (WFLA) — A dog that went missing from Dade City two years ago was reunited with his owners on Monday after a good Samaritan picked him up on the other side of the state.
Jasmine Noffsinger and her sister spotted Hamm on the street in Pensacola while they were driving home from Starbucks. She said the dog looked thin and she knew he needed help.
“Something told me that we needed to grab him, so my sister pulled over and we got him in the car,” Noffsinger said.
A veterinarian scanned Hamm’s microchip, and after getting in touch with the company it was registered with, it was revealed his owner was Patricia DeWit, who lives in Dade City, nearly 450 miles away from Pensacola.
When Noffsinger reached out to DeWit, she said the dog’s owner couldn’t believe it. She told Noffdinger Hamm had been missing since 2021.
They agreed to meet in Tallahassee, halfway between Pensacola and Dade City, that same day.
“While on the way, she FaceTimed me and I showed her Hamm and she was so over the moon,” Noffsinger said.
In a video of the reunion, Hamm began wagging his tail as soon as the car pulled up. He immediately ran up to DeWit and jumped into her arms as if no time had passed.
“My baby!” his owner exclaimed. “Hamm-Bone!”
The excited pup then hopped into the car, more than ready to return home to Dade City.
“Hamm is doing wonderful!” DeWit said. “He is back to normal, like he has never ever left, and left off where he started.”