Aisha Nieves initially adopted Kovu when he was 7 weeks previous
A lady who was trying to undertake a brand new canine for her household was trying by way of photos on her native humane society’s web site when she couldn’t imagine her eyes: Her misplaced canine from a number of years in the past was staring again at her.
Kovu, a pit bull-rottweiler combine who Aisha Nieves almost misplaced two years earlier than, was now out there and ready to be adopted.
“I thought, ‘Wait, that can’t be him,’” Nieves instructed The Morning Call. “Then, I saw the little scar over one eye, the scar from when he got caught in a gate, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s my baby, that’s Kovu!’”
In June 2019, a automotive crashed by way of Nieves’ fence making a gap that Kovu ran by way of. He went lacking for weeks earlier than animal rescue picked him up as a stray and introduced him to Lehigh County Humane Society (LCHS) the place they renamed him Ash.
“He was my baby. He would go with me everywhere. He would sleep in my bed,” Nieves instructed WFMZ.
“Literally, the definition of a man’s best friend,” she mentioned of Kovu, who she looked for months and couldn’t discover.
According to LCHS group engagement supervisor Julie Huber, Kovu needed to endure medical remedy for fleas and irritation for 4 months. He was then put up on LCHS’s web site, when one other household finally adopted him, she instructed CNN. Fast-forward two years and the household needed to give Kovu again to LCHS after the household confronted eviction as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
That’s when Nieves was in search of a brand new canine and noticed her lengthy misplaced good friend.
“After submitting proof of ownership to LCHS the woman came to visit the dog and it was apparent to all that when they reunited Ash was, in fact, Kovu, her beloved pet from years before,” Huber mentioned.
“Their reunion was undeniable and heartwarming to all who were there,” she continued. “The way that Kovu reacted and remembered [his] owner when he saw her made the reunion all the more memorable. It was a moment that gave you all the loving chills.”
“Dogs have an incredible sense of smell, and that is likely the first thing that brings the recognition,” LCHS director of growth Deirdre Snyder instructed The Morning Call, telling the outlet it’s not irregular for a canine to acknowledge its proprietor years later. “There are many videos online of military personnel coming home after a long time away and their dog will recognize them with a similar joy and excitement that Kovu had for Aisha.”
For Nieves, she’s simply glad the pair have been reunited.
“As soon as he started coming, he started squealing and screaming and yelling and jumping on me kissing me,” she mentioned. “I love him so much. I’m just so happy he’s back.”