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Dog reunited with owners after more than five years

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Maisy is reunited with her family — Chad and April Helland, with their children, Parker Helland, 10, front, Tyler Yonce, 20, top, and Chad Yonce, 16 at their Knoxville home. Photo by J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel Maisy is reunited with her family — Chad and April Helland, with their children, Parker Helland, 10, front, Tyler Yonce, 20, top, and Chad Yonce, 16 at their Knoxville home. Photo by J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -

A beagle's nose may have caused her separation from her West Knox County family, but her microchip helped reunite them Tuesday — 5½ years after the dog went missing.

In what Young-Williams Animal Center officials believe is possibly the longest time ever between a dog being lost and found locally, 12-year-old Maisy rejoined the Chad Helland family.

"We got her yesterday afternoon," said an excited Helland on Wednesday. "We are just elated. We felt guilty because we didn't do a better job of keeping track of her."

After the family was alerted that she had apparently been found, they rushed down to the center's Division Street location and spotted their long-lost pet.

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