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Laurel: To the reunion of one of man's best friends and her family

| Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Debra Suierveld, of Washington Township, was reunited with her dog, Abby, after 10 years on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley in New Kensington. Abby had gone missing a decade ago from Washington Township and was found on a porch Saturday in Lower Burrell.
Brian C. Rittmeyer | Tribune-Review
Debra Suierveld, of Washington Township, was reunited with her dog, Abby, after 10 years on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley in New Kensington. Abby had gone missing a decade ago from Washington Township and was found on a porch Saturday in Lower Burrell.

Black lab mix Abby went missing from her family's Washington Township yard 10 years ago; eventually, she was declared dead. But Abby turned up Jan. 27 on a Lower Burrell porch; Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley confirmed her identity via microchip, enabling her return to her family. All this underlines the value of such animal-welfare groups — and of microchipping pets.

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