STOCKTON (CBS13) — A missing dog was reunited with its owner after 12 years, reported the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

On February 10, an Animal Services Officer received a call about a stray dog dropped off on a rural property near Stockton.

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When they checked the dog for a tracking chip they found that the dog, named Zoey, had been reported missing from Lafayette back in 2010.

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The dog had been missing for so long that the tracking chip company had declared her dead in their records.

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However, they were able to contact the owner from the tracking chip information and reunite Zoey with her family after a 12-year separation.