Back in 2012, a four-year-old yellow lab named Wesley went missing in Hillsborough, New Jersey, right before Hurricane Sandy hit.
When he didn't turn up, his owners assumed he either didn't make it through the storm, or someone else took him in. Regardless, they didn't expect to see Wesley ever again.
Then last Tuesday, they got a call from a police department about 15 miles away, telling them they'd FOUND Wesley! The cops also said that when they tried to catch him, he immediately jumped into the back of their cop car.
Coincidentally, last Tuesday happened to be April Fools' Day, so at first, the family assumed it was a mean PRANK by one of their friends.
It turns out it WASN'T a prank and the cops had gotten their contact info from Wesley's microchip. The following day, they drove to the station and picked him up, 17 MONTHS after he went missing.
It's not clear where he was the whole time, but apparently someone was taking good care of him, because he managed to GAIN 20 pounds while he was gone.
- Kelly Urich