Have you heard about the recent heartwarming story about a dog, Hazel, shown in the blue bandana below, that was reunited with her family after being discovered on a beer can?
Hazel went missing in Iowa roughly three years ago. She is reunited with her family after being featured on a beer can in Florida via Motorworks Brewing helping to raise money to build a local shelter in Manatee County. Hazel, 7, was one of four dogs chosen to have their smiling profile picture featured on the beer cans at Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton, Florida, in hopes that they would get adopted.
Monica Mathis, who now lives in Minnesota, was scrolling through social media when she spotted a story about a Florida brewing company featuring adoptable dogs on their beer cans. “I was looking at the dogs and I was like oh my gosh, that’s Hazel,” Mathis told CNN.
Hazel left the Mathis’ home one day in 2017. “She was an escape artist; she was very good at getting loose,” Mathis told CNN. Hazel known as “Day Day,” entered the shelter in March of 2019 as a stray, Hans Wohlgefahrt, with Manatee County Animal Services, told CNN.
Hazel did have a microchip, however, the contact information for her owner was outdated. With no method of contacting Hazel’s owners and when no one came forward to claim her, Hazel went up for adoption.
Mathis submitted vet records and photos to the shelter and she was able to claim her long lost dog. While it is unclear how Hazel made her journey to Florida from the Midwest, Wohlgefahrt said she is healthy and a very happy pup!