EATONTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey family was in for the surprise of their lives when they tried to adopt a dog, an animal welfare agency said Friday.
It turned out that the first dog Charles and Elicia James saw was their very own dog that had disappeared during Superstorm Sandy, the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsREAD MORE: Third Former Aide Accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Inappropriate Behavior
The Jameses had been looking for their dog, Reckless, for more than a year and a half. But they ultimately gave up hope and decided to adopt another dog, the SPCA said.READ MORE: Long Island Rail Road Service Cuts To Take Effect Monday
They headed instead to the Monmouth County SPCA for a new one. But a dog they found that the shelter had named Lucas was actually their Reckless, the SPCA said.
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