Your pets are family– we have said this time and time again. When they hurt, we hurt. When they are in need, we do all we can to provide for them. For a family who cherished their dogs just as much as their own children, imagine their heartache when suddenly ALL THREE went missing! It was the hardest thing they had to endure.

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For two solid months after the dogs went missing, the family searched everywhere for them. They put up signs, called everyone they knew, posted on social media… but nothing panned out. Their precious pups were out there somewhere, they knew it, but bringing them home proved difficult.

Then, a full two months later, the family’s older son, Sertaç Araç, was working in a town 60 miles away from home when he walked past a little café. Sitting on the ground, dirty and withdrawn, was a dog that looked just like one of his family’s pups, Leo.

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Sertaç called his father immediately. He didn’t want to get his hopes up. Sertaç had been living on his own for quite some time and didn’t know Leo. And Leo didn’t know him.

But Sertaç felt there was a strong possibility that this sad, dirty dog could be one of the missing pups.  Sertaç’s family drove as fast as they could. When they got out of the car, as you will see in the video below, and walked up to the dog on the street, they called Leo’s name.

Then, this happened! Press play ⬇️

As you can see, Leo was elated to finally see his family. Imagine how scared he must have been!

Why he was dumped on the streets after the dognapping, no one knows for sure. Leo’s family is just grateful that he is heading home where he belongs!

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As for the two other dogs that are still missing, the family will NEVER stop looking. Their hearts still ache but for now, they are celebrating Leo’s return.

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