This heartwarming story is proof that you should never give up hope. Despite the fact that it begins with a heartbreaking loss, it has a beautiful conclusion.
Everything began in 2012 when Stevie Rodger’s two dogs, Kavik and Konan, were let outside of his house in Scotland to go to the bathroom, but managed to slip through the gate and get away. As he examined the surrounding area, he found that they had gone into a farmer’s sheep field.
Konan was killed instantly when the farmer unjustly shot both of the dogs. Kavik had been hurt, yet he continued to run.
In the end, they had to give up after months of searching, putting signs and offering a prize, but to no effect. Their post on Dog Lost even included his last known location as well as two phone numbers to contact if they had any information about him. “Kavik is his father’s kid, and he will not respond when another person calls his name.
If you see him, please phone any of these numbers immediately and provide the area where you saw him, if possible. He will be terrified, and he may need veterinary care. Thank you for your assistance.”
They were heartbroken by the loss of both of their pets, and they were certain they would never see Kavik again.
However, eight years later, they got a phone call informing them that their long-lost dog had been seen in Birmingham, 300 miles away.
An malnourished German shepherd mix was brought in and was found to match the description of Kavik from Dog Lost, leading the staff to contact Stevie for help.
Because he couldn’t believe what he was hearing, he travelled more than four hours the following day to be reunited with his long-lost canine companion. It just took one glance at the skinny dog before he realized it was Kavik. The now 10-year-old dog recognized his father right away, and tears began to fall from his eyes.
“He came running over to me and started licking me like he’d seen me just yesterday. It had been a long time since they had seen one other. I can’t quite believe it’s been more than eight years that he’s been gone but he has settled back in fine,” Stevie told the Metro.
The first night, the two of them slept on the sofa together. The next day, Kavik was brought to the veterinarian for blood testing and to be examined by the veterinarian. Apart from the fact that he was dehydrated and underweight, the veterinarian discovered a growth on his back that will be removed.
Right now, the emphasis is on feeding him several tiny meals in order to assist him in gaining weight. “We’re up for it and doing it with cheerful hearts,” his family said, despite the fact that his recovery would be a lengthy process.
A “Christmas miracle,” as per Stevie, describes the amazing reunion. The whole family is happy to get their beloved dog back, and they want to ‘pay it forward’ to others in similar situations.