But everything changed when Pakita caught a familiar scent.
It was difficult to take a good picture of the dog because she was always cowering and putting her head down. When workers finally took a good one, it was posted online for potential adopters. They immediately got a message from a woman saying the dog was her son’s and that they’d been looking for her for a long time.
The woman’s son, Ariel Naveira, lost Pakita when she escaped his home two years ago, and he thought he’d never see her again. He was excited at the thought that this could actually be her.
Ariel arrived the next day to meet with the dog. When Pakita was brought out…