I had the pleasure of talking with Katreesa Rollins just two days after the amazing story emerged of her dog Khane being reunited with her after 8 long months.
Katreesa told me of how her two boxers, Khane and Khloey, were like her and Keenan’s children (Khane’s daddy). They took them everywhere, and they went and loved and lived life as if they were their children. So, when New Year’s Eve rolled around, it came as no surprise that Khane’s daddy took him to a New Year’s Eve party at a hotel on Shallowford Rd. in Atlanta. Somehow during this party, Khane would slip out the door.
Katreesa and Keenan were devastated. They did all the right things immediately. They notified the microchip company to report him as lost. They took to Facebook. They registered him as lost anywhere they could. They posted signs in the location where he was lost. They searched on foot and they searched shelters endlessly for six solid weeks. Katreesa says at the end of the six weeks, she gave up hope that she would ever see her Khane again.
On Thursday, August 3, 2017 Katreesa got a phone call from Buddy ID, the microchip monitoring company she has Khane’s microchip registered with. The person on the other side said “your dog has been found”. Now keep in mind, it’s been 8 months and now she still has Khloey and a new puppy, so her first response was, “What do you mean? My dogs are right here”. That’s when everything changed. The customer service person on the other side said, “Khane had been scanned and located in Walton County, Georgia”. She was in such shock that she thought to herself, “Eight months could he be alive? Would they call me about a dog that was not? Should I ask?” Unsure and scared, she called Walton County Animal Control where they told her Khane was.
It was in that conversation she would learn that a Police Officer had found him alive and was giving him water while she spoke to Officer Hall of Walton County Animal Control. That’s when it started to get real and she realized he was alive! She quickly made arrangements to be there the very next day to be reunited.
Khane was about 50 miles from where he was lost and many pounds lighter but alive and in pretty good shape for a dog on the run for eight months! It is Katreesa’s belief that somewhere along the way, he was taken in by someone or he would have most likely been in worse condition.
The first order of business when Katreesa got home with Khane was not to bring him inside until he had a much-needed flea bath in the backyard. She began to hear barking from inside her home. Khloey, Khane’s sister, seemed to know that Khane was home! She began, as Katreesa says, “acting like a wild woman, attacking the back sliding door. The door survived the excitement but screen did not!”.
Now two days home, he’s been a little skittish and follows his mommy everywhere, including this morning, almost into the shower!
Katreesa wants people to know how important it is to microchip your pet, and that for $10; she was able to get her treasured, loved and deeply missed Khane back.
Contact your local vet or pet clinic for prices and information regarding microchipping your pet today!!