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Stolen dog being reunited with owner years later

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A stolen dog is finding its way home to Louisiana, but not without the help of eastern Iowa animal control officers and an airline.

A 10-year-old Yorkie named Sam was brought to animal control after he was found wandering the streets of Cedar Rapids.  He had a microchip and it turns out, Sam has been missing from Louisiana for the last few years.

Animal control talked to Sam's owner who says the dog was given to her daughter 10 years ago as a birthday gift.  Sam was stolen from their yard a few years ago, but her daughter had never given up hope that Sam would be found.

They will reunite on Wednesday after a flight from Cedar Rapids to New Orleans.

KWWL's Lauren Moss was at the Eastern Iowa Airport as Sam left to be reunited with his family. Watch KWWL on Wednesday for much more on this remarkable story.

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