Ten years ago, the Slabbert family welcomed a little husky puppy into their home, they had him microchipped, but then he was stolen… he is finally back.


Cape Town, South Africa – Imagine the heartache of having a puppy stolen and never knowing what became of your beloved pet. This was the case for the Slabbert family who lost their puppy Koda shortly after they brought him home.

When they got Koda ten years ago, they did all the required things for owning a pet, such as having a microchip implanted with all their contact information.

Then their worst fears came true, Koda went missing. It was assumed that someone stole him as he was never spotted or found again. After a heartbreaking failed search, they had no choice but to move on with their lives.

Then they got a phone call that would change their lives in a matter of seconds. Chantelle Slabbert received a phone call from the Cape of Good Hope SPCA informing her that they had found her dog.

The SPCA had no idea that Koda had been missing for ten years when they made the call. They confirmed that the husky at their Grassy Park branch was definitely Koda.

The family made their way to the branch that very same day to go see for themselves. Chantelle was left shocked as she looked at her fully grown puppy, healthy and excited to meet them.

“We will never know exactly what happened to Koda but we do know that without his Identipetmicrochip he would never have been returned to his family.

Without proper ID 90% of all pets that go missing are never reunited with their owners.

Koda’s story is a miracle but thanks to micro-chip technology we can all protect our pets in the event they should go missing.” – CoGH SPCA

The SPCA did personality tests to check Koda would be ok to go to his very first home. He showed no aggression and was a happy, almost puppy-like dog.

The Slabberts are thrilled with being reunited with their dog after so long and plan to catch up on all the things they missed out on together.

Watch their amazing story below.

Sources: CoGH SPCA Supplied
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