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Thanks to microchipping, a long-lost pooch goes home

Saimin's owner had not given up hope since he vanished in 2005

By Marcie Kagawa / mkagawa@staradvertiser.com

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 09, 2013

~~<p>The microchip embedded in 12-year-old Saimin, an 81&frasl;2-pound rat terrier, made a touching New Year's reunion possible nearly eight years after the dog disappeared.</p>
<p>Krista Hodges, a sociology lecturer at the University of Hawaii and Saimin's owner, said she headed straight to the Hawaiian Humane Society on New Year's Day after getting a call from the organization that a small dog named Saimin registered to her had been dropped off at the shelter.</p>
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The microchip embedded in 12-year-old Saimin, an 81⁄2-pound rat terrier, made a touching New Year's reunion possible nearly eight years after the dog disappeared.

Krista Hodges, a sociology lecturer at the University of Hawaii and Saimin's owner, said she headed straight to the Hawaiian Humane Society on New Year's Day after getting a call from the organization that a small dog named Saimin registered to her had been dropped off at the shelter. Login for more...



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