Bosco, a Beagle-mix, went missing from his home in Westerly, Rhode Island, when he was 9 years old. Bosco appears to have slipped out of his collar while exploring the neighborhood, but he eventually lost his way back home.
Bill Ballato, a disabled veteran who lost his Bosco after he was hit by a car in San Antonio, months of searching for him through missing posters and personal inquiries have failed to result in any sightings. When Bill had to relocate to Lafayette, Colorado, he feared that he would never see his dog again.
After nearly two years since his disappearance, some Rhode Island residents recognized Bosco from missing posters. Bosco was living on the streets, but he had grown wary of people.
Locals contacted Sheilah Graham, a Department of Homeland Security employee who frequently serves as a “pet detective,” about Bosco. Bill was informed and given additional information about Bosco. Soon after, she caught Bosco with a trap filled with all of his favorite foods!
Bill’s inability to travel made it impossible for him to get Bosco, Sheilah knew. Because a seasoned dog like Bosco couldn’t fly, Sheilah offered to drive 2000 miles in 36 hours to bring Bosco back and reconnect them. Over the course of her self-funded journey, the thoughtful lady drove through two snowstorms to ensure that Bosco was well-cared for.
Bill, on the other hand, was perplexed when his senior dog finally spotted him after 764 days. The poor father was worried that his old pal would no longer recognize him. But when Bill summoned the courage to yell “Dude,” Bosco realized he was back in the arms of his beloved father.
Bosco was ecstatic to see his old toys and puppy brother! We’d like to express our gratitude to Sheilah for making this reunion possible! This is one of the most heartwarming reunions we’ve ever witnessed. You’ll have a great time watching them reunite in the video below – ENJOY!
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