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Thanks To Microchip Dog Stolen In Oakland Found In Minnesota A Year Later

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) -- A warm reunion is in the cards for one Oakland woman who thought her long lost pet was long gone. The two will finally be united after the dog turned up thousands of miles away.

"Mama" was stolen from her owner's Oakland home in nearly a year and a half ago.

The dog somehow ended up as a stray at an animal control facility in Minnesota. Fortunately, she had a micro-chip, so the shelter was able to track down her owner.

"Get your pets chipped," said Michelle Katt, director of Rotta Love Plus. "When they get lost It might take a day, a week, a month, or 18 months, and you have a good chance of your dog getting dog back home."

There is still no clue as to how Mama traveled so far.

A group of volunteers from 'A Rotta Love Plus' is driving the dog all the way from Minnesota to California.

The nonprofit is asking for donations to cover gas, meals, and lodging for their transport volunteers. To help, go to their website,

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