RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - An Army Specialist living in New York and the dog she lost after an accident in Richmond are back together thanks to a good Samaritan and a microchip.
Army Specialist Diamond Wilson lost her pit bull terrier mix, Roxanne, after a crash on I-95 earlier this month. Despite a search, Wilson couldn't find the dog and had to continue on her trip to New York.
"I never thought I'd see her again," said Wilson.
Luckily, a thoughtful passerby found Roxanne and brought her to Richmond Animal Care and Control, where staff found a microchip ID under its skin and reported the dog safe to 24 PetWatch.
Wilson recalled that she had Roxanne equipped with the microchip after she adopted the puppy nearly a year earlier. After a quick call, she was able to track down Roxanne and drive down to Richmond to pick her up.
"I am glad I had Roxanne microchipped," Wilson said. "And I'm grateful to Animal Care and Control. They were so wonderful. Everyone should have their pet microchipped."
Wilson and Roxanne were reunited just one week after the crash.
"I don't know who was happier, Diamond Wilson or the dog," said Richmond Animal Care and Control acting shelter supervisor Richard Stewart.