Saturday, August 12, 2006

Lost and Found

References:, Family reunites With Dog Lost in 1999 Tornado, May 4, 2005

Keywords: lost, found, seek, prodigal,

When tornadoes left a path of destruction around southern Oklahoma City in May 1999, many things were lost, including pets. After six years, some families are still locating items they lost that day. One family recently located a dog that had been missing for six years.

Ginger, a Dalmatian puppy belonging to the Collins family, was lost in the storm. Though the family often wondered what had happened to her, they never expected Ginger was still alive. Amy Collins happened to be looking at a Dog Rescue Site and thought she saw her dog. Collins said, "I thought, 'there's no way this dog can be in there.'" On Easter Sunday, Collins and her family went to the shelter just in case and discovered that the dog was their long lost pet. The dog recognized the family's scent instantly and went crazy when she saw them.

As they talked with the rescue personnel, Ginger's story unfolded. Not only did Ginger survive the tornado, a car had hit her requiring that she have hip surgery. One family that adopted Ginger abandoned her. They moved away and left her tied to a tree. Ginger bears the scars of other encounters. At some point, someone shot Ginger, and she still has buckshot embedded in her back. Her face also bears the scars left from a fight with a pit bull. Collins said, "She's had some miles on those feet." The family had a microchip implanted in Ginger's back. If she ever gets lost again almost any veterinarian or shelter can scan the chip and bring her home.

Luke 19:10 KJV "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."

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