Family whose pomeranian & # 39; Muffin & # 39; was missing a year ago, is relieved and angry when he comes home with a missing eye after a horrific injury
- Muffin, 10, was missing last year in the backyard of his family in Melbourne
- Owner, John Kotowskyj, believes his dog was stolen after he returned with injuries
- Muffin had to undergo a life-saving operation to have one of his eyes removed
A family has been miraculously reunited with their Pomeranian more than a year after he went missing.
John Kotowskyj & # 39; s beloved pet & # 39; Muffin & # 39; was brought back to the family on Thursday after being taken out of their backyard in Ascottvale, Melbourne last year.
However, seeing again was bittersweet because Muffin needed emergency surgery to remove an eye.
Muffin, the Pomeranian cross-terrier, was missing more than a year ago and was sent back to the Kotowskyj family with a missing eye (photo)
"I think he was stolen … we just came home one day and he was gone," Mr Kotowskyj told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; We were very happy to have him back, a nice relief from the one who had to bring him back.
& # 39; But there is a bit of anger in the whole thing because you know it was taken or stolen. & # 39;
Muffin was returned to the family after being taken to the vets in serious condition.
But the vet cannot tell Mr. Kotowskyj, a father of two, what happened or who brought him in.
& # 39; The vet couldn't give me details about who brought him in, just that he might have been injured by another dog, & # 39; said Mr. Kotowskyj.
Muffin & # 39; s owner, John, assumes that the dog has been stolen and believes there is a dognapper in the area after a neighbor's dog has also disappeared
& # 39; They are a kind of mixed emotions. & # 39;
& # 39; He was very nasty. He was not cared for as you would like, & he said.
The engineer said his other dog was also missing and believes there is a productive dognapper in the area.
A neighbor's dog had also disappeared, but showed up four months later with a different collar and lead.
& # 39; It is very disturbing if they go missing. You can't stop it. You cannot go to someone to investigate, & said Mr. Kotowskyj.
Muffin has recovered well and Mr. Kotowskyj said he was almost back to normal.
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