Dog, missing 10 years, returned to family

Jody Berisko, an employee at Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley gets a kiss from Abby on Jan. 30, 2018.  A Pennsylvania family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing. Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo. Decade-old sadness turned to joy Saturday when Suierveld received word someone had found the dog. (Nate Smallwood/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)
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Jody Berisko, an employee at Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley gets a kiss from Abby on Jan. 30, 2018. A Pennsylvania family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing. Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo. Decade-old sadness turned to joy Saturday when Suierveld received word someone had found the dog. (Nate Smallwood/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Credit: Nate Smallwood

Credit: Nate Smallwood

dog that disappeared 10 years ago was returned to its family Saturday.

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Debra Suierveld and her family thought Abby, a Labrador retriever mix, died after she ran away in 2008.

The dog showed up on a man's front porch 10 miles away. He contacted Animal Protectors of Allegheny, which discovered the microchip and contacted the Suiervelds.

Abby looks up while waiting for the arrival of her owner at Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley on Jan. 30, 2018.  A Pennsylvania family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing. Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo. Decade-old sadness turned to joy Saturday when Suierveld received word someone had found the dog. (Nate Smallwood/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)
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Abby looks up while waiting for the arrival of her owner at Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley on Jan. 30, 2018. A Pennsylvania family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing. Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo. Decade-old sadness turned to joy Saturday when Suierveld received word someone had found the dog. (Nate Smallwood/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Credit: Nate Smallwood

Credit: Nate Smallwood

Abby had been well taken care of over the years. She was in good health when she was reunited with her family.

"It feels like a part of my kids' childhood is back, part of our family is back," Suierveld said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.