When you see the title of this story: “Lost Bartow dog found months later on Clearwater Beach,” you might think it’s no big deal. That’s until you meet Tiny!
Tiny, the dog, tips the scales at four pounds. She truly lives up to her name. In September of 2021, she went missing from her backyard in Polk County. Tiny’s owner, Sophia Burgess, put up signs around the neighborhood, made online posts but all to now avail. Tiny was gone.
Last week, Clearwater Police Officer Ryan Kenna saw a small dog near a lifeguard tower on the beach. He scooped the pup up and brought her to Pinellas County Animal Control. Upon scanning for a microchip, they found the identity of the dog: it was Tiny! A call was made to Sophia and after three months, she and her family were reunited with Tiny!
Clearwater Police officer, Pinellas County Animal Control team up to return wayward pup home that went missing in September. Tiny was found on Clearwater Beach last week -- 67 miles from home. She was reunited with her thankful family earlier this week. @PinellasCoNews pic.twitter.com/UhaNB5di1x— Clearwater Police Department (@myclearwaterPD) January 7, 2022
Here’s the happy reunion with the kids:
Such a sweet moment here — when your dog that’s been lost for more than three months comes home. Tiny, all 4 pounds of her, was found on #ClearwaterBeach, some 67 miles from her home in Polk County. CPD and Pinellas animal control made the reunion possible. @PinellasCoNews pic.twitter.com/ve47ZCgxBZ— Clearwater Police Department (@myclearwaterPD) January 7, 2022
OK, we want to how Tiny ended up 67 miles from her home in Bartow? Could she actually have walked all the way to the beach? Was she the victim of a doggie kidnapping?
Thankfully this lost dog was found in good health and reunited with her family! Props to Clearwater PD and Pinellas County Animal Control!
[SOURCE: Fox 13]