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Lost-Pet Reunions: Oski disappeared on Christmas night


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Oski may have run away because he was scared by holiday fireworks.

Oski got out on Christmas night — from Brett in Elk Grove, CA
We came home late from visiting family on Christmas night to find that our dog had broken the gate open and disappeared. Neighbors told us that there were very loud and numerous fireworks set off in our neighborhood in celebration of the holiday. Our dog was scared and on the run.

After we called friends and neighbors and searched the neighborhood, we went online to report Oski lost with HomeAgain.

Luckily, some wonderful people who were out looking at Christmas lights found him. They brought Oski to a neighborhood clinic first thing the morning after Christmas.

The HomeAgain lost-dog flyers were already at the clinic when they arrived. The clinic recognized him, checked his microchip and we were phoned by 10:00 that very morning!

Our Christmas nightmare turned into a Christmas miracle. Thanks HomeAgain!

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