Man reuinted with lost dog after five years


Best buddies: Former Greenfield resident Mike Jeffries was thrilled to be reunited with his dog, Bandit, after five years. (Photo provided)

See the reunion: Mike Jeffries’ reunion with Bandit, the shih tzu he lost five years ago, was captured on video at ReTails Indy pet rescue. A link to that video is available on the ReTails Indy Facebook page or by clicking here.


INDIANAPOLIS — When Mike Jeffries’ dog ran away, Jeffries felt like he’d lost a member of his family.

Jeffries, who lived in Greenfield at the time, put up posters, placed a lost ad in the newspaper and scoured local neighborhoods. He held out hope that someone would find Bandit and bring him home.    

Five years later, Jeffries got his wish.

When the phone rang, Jeffries, 42, thought it was a joke.

Surely, the person on the other end of the line – Greg Brush of ReTails Indy, a nonprofit pet rescue group – was pulling his leg. Bandit, Jeffries’ beloved Shih Tzu, was waiting for him at the store just a few miles away, Brush told him.


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