Dog Missing for More Than 7 Years Reunites with Owner in Gastonia

GASTONIA, N.C. - It was a reunion nearly a decade in the making.

A dog stolen from its home in Virginia more than seven years ago is back in his owner's arms.    

The Italian Greyhound, named Bemis, turned up in Gastonia in December.    

It took a while to find the dog's owner at her new home in California, but on Saturday they were reunited.

"Miracles do occur and this is the proof and this is the proof that they occur. Microchip your pets, make sure they go to the vet, make sure they're healthy. It's just the most important thing," said owner Kelly Accettola.

Kelly and Bemis are now heading back to California

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