New Mexico family reunited with dog missing 5 years found in California

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VIDEO: Missing Husky Reunited With Owner More Than Five Years Later

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After five years missing, Jezus Vigil and his family thought Azula was dead, or at least gone forever.

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So he was thrilled, albeit a little confused, to get a phone call recently from Riverside County Department of Animal Services, telling him they had found his 7-year-old Siberian husky.

The 65-pound dog was found a month ago walking aimlessly down a road in a Riverside neighborhood, officials said. A good Samaritan brought Azula to the shelter, where she was identified from her microchip.

She was flown home to Vigil Wednesday.