After 2 Years, They Travel 125 Miles To Reunite With Stolen Dog – Heartwarming Reunion
Adam Nawrocki lives with his family in Galway, Ireland. and told us his story. “In the summer of 2018, we welcomed Baya, a French Bulldog into our home. Baya was a very smart and sociable puppy and she was very attached to my son and my daughter. Baya and my children became a trio and did almost everything together; they would always play outside, watch television and even sleep next to each other. Baya would travel with me to drop off my son and daughter to school; she really was a part of our family. Then, on December 17, 2020, a week before Christmas, tragedy struck. I was working an evening shift when my wife called to tell me that Baya was missing. My family and I spent a few hours looking for Baya and we couldn’t find her anywhere“ said Adam Nawrocki.
“So, I asked my neighbor who had a CCTV camera in front of his house, if we could check the footage to see what happened to Baya. When I saw the footage, I panicked. I felt heartbroken because I discovered that Baya was taken by somebody in a dark colored Jeep. As a father, I felt like I had disappointed my family. That week before Christmas, I drove over 600 kilometers. My wife printed over 1,000 leaflets and placed them in many grocery store. On Christmas Eve, I was in bed scrolling through my phone when my son and daughter approached me. They said, “Dad, could you tell Santa to not bring us gifts this year? Instead, can we have our dog back tomorrow?” I couldn’t hide my tears.” In 2021, a year after Baya was stolen, we bought another French Bulldog. My children were finding it hard to adjust to Baya’s absence; we didn’t want to replace her, but we knew that we wanted another dog in our family” report Adam Nawrocki.
A glimmer of hope
On January 13, 2023, I was sitting at home, relaxing, when I received a phone call. To my surprise, I was told that Baya had been found wandering in Dublin. Because she has a chip as a name tag, it led directly back to my family. I couldn’t believe it. I began crying straight away; it was surreal. But I will never forget one particular moment: The person who was talking on the phone told me that Baya was in a poor condition. She had an ear infection, she was partially blind in one eye and she also had a paw infection. He then said, “Do you still want to collect her?” I thought: Of course, that’s still my dog! So I said, “Look, I will be there tomorrow morning with my whole family.” As soon as I had hung up, I called my family and told them that Baya was found. They were so excited to be united with Baya again. The next day, we got up early in the morning and drove to Dublin, but our reunion was bittersweet. When we saw Baya, she looked very old. She looked sad and exhausted. said Adam Nawrocki. Watch the video, a very touching and beautiful reunion for all the staff, Baya and his family.
When she first saw my wife and me, she didn’t remember us. But as soon as I hugged her, she recognized my smell and she became joyful again. She began licking me and my wife and a spark began to form in her eyes again.
@dspca Baya was found on a busy road in Dublin. She was stolen 2 years ago from Galway. A wonderful reunion all thanks to her Microchip! #dog #dogsoftiktok #pettok #animalrescue #dspca #cute #love ♬ Love Of My Life – Metrow Ar