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Injured Dog Finds His Way Back to the Family He Was Stolen From a Year Ago

A year ago, a Texas family was devastated when their furriest family member, a big friendly boy named Tank, was stolen from the backyard.

The family had given up hope of ever seeing their dog again when something miraculous happened. Michelle Miller was watching the local news when video aired of a dog who’d been rescued from the streets with a gunshot wound to his chest. KSAT News were looking for information about his abusers, not knowing that a family had been missing him for a year.

“I jumped up from the couch and was like, that’s Tank! That’s him!” Michelle said. “My son was really, really attached to Tank. So to hear what he went through and to see him like that it was very emotional.”

Knowing Tank had been found was even more emotional because the dog had been a gift to Miller’s son by his father, just months before he passed away.

The Animal Defense League was caring for the injured dog they’d been calling “Mr. Big.” Armed with photographs of Tank and proof that she had nothing to do with his abuse, the big boy they’d been missing for a year was finally able to return home.

Although Tank is back at home with his family and recovering from a gunshot wound, Animal Care Services is still investigating his abuse. Anyone with information about who stole him or shot him is urged to call 210-207-4738.

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  1. Lisa

    Apr 25, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Thank God that Tank survived the gunshot wound!! I'm so happy to know that his family was able to get him home!! I hope that the evil individual who shot Tank is found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!! I have a big boy like Tank and a Rottweiler whom I never ever leave out in the yard if I'm not home!! People have been told how viscous pit bulls and Rottweilers are and they would rather kill them or steal them to force them to fight so I will never leave my babies outside if I'm not there!! It pays to be overly cautious with your animals in today's society.

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