Burien’s New Animal Shelter Reunites Dog And Owner After A Year Apart

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After nearly one year apart, on Friday (Aug. 6), a male Chihuahua dog named “Cisco” was reunited with his owner by Burien’s new Animal Care and Control (BACC) program.

Cisco was reunited with his owner, Eddie Jackson, a long-haul truck driver from South Carolina, after being apart for nearly a year. BACC reports that Jackson was staying in a hotel in Tacoma when Cisco disappeared back in Sept., 2009. Fearing he had been stolen, Jackson contacted authorities, but at the time no leads were ever found.

Fast-forward to July 2010: A small brown and white spotted Chihuahua was reported to Burien Animal Care and Control as a stray found in someone’s back yard. The dog, named “Buster Brown” by shelter staff, was held for the routine three-day stray hold, then neutered and prepared for adoption. BACC lists all of their adoptable animals on PetFinder.com.

Back in South Carolina, the Jacksons were monitoring the website, still holding out hope for their Cisco to show up. When they saw Buster’s posting, they immediately called BACC knowing he was found.

After a week-long haul across country, the Jacksons were able to hold Cisco in their arms again Friday (Aug. 6).

Burien’s new Animal Care and Control program operates out of a state-of-the-art shelter at 19655 1st Ave. South.

They’ve also got a website with dogs and cats put up for adoption – check it out here.

"Cisco" the Chihuahua as happily reunited with his famly by Burien's new Animal Care and Control program after nearly a year apart.

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