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Kurt Prenzler reunites lost dog with family

Ruth Prenzler (left), Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler and Katie Nosacka, pose with Mimi the Yorkie
Ruth Prenzler (left), Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler and Katie Nosacka, pose with Mimi the Yorkie

Madison County’s Board Chairman helped a lost dog find his way back home to his family.

Kurt Prenzler was driving with his daughter in Edwardsville when they noticed a small Yorkie sitting in the middle of the street, looking tired and lost, according to a news release.

The dog didn’t have a collar on, so he took her to the Metro East Humane Society to see if she had a microchip. Luckily enough, she did.

Mimi was reunited with her family, who had just moved to Edwardsville from Texas, after the microchip scan. She ended up only being about a quarter-mile away from her new home.

“She was so happy to see (her owner), she just perked right up,” Prenzler said in the news release. “I’m sure she was scared.”

Anne Schmidt, executive director of MEHS, said this is why owners should make sure to microchip their pets.

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