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Dog lost for nearly a year reunited with family
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Tampa, Florida - A dog separated from his family for 10 months found his way home this week with the help of a Tampa church.

A few church members say they noticed a Jack Russell Terrier at Celebration Church at 16235 Lake Magdalene Boulevard in Tampa on Saturday.

Sunday during the church service, the dog was running back and forth outside the glass sanctuary doors as church members sang.

Donna Kenney says, "The dog was very friendly. The children fed him and hugged him. One child made a little scarf to put around his neck. It was really cute."

She says her son Mike took the dog home that day since the dog couldn't be left alone at the church. Mike says, "I figured if it was my dog, I would want someone to do the same for me."

Church members noticed the animal had a tag on him and so they called the Pasco County Animal Services department in hopes of tracking down the owner. It worked.

Donna Kenney called Barbara Korynas to deliver the good news. She says she was afraid the number might be an old number and she wouldn't be able to find her.

Barbara picked up the phone though and after she was reunited with the dog her family named "Tank," she explained how it all happened. She says Tank went missing while she was at work.

"As the days went on, we took different routes home, calling his name and he never showed up," she said.  

Korynas says the family hung Tank's Christmas stocking this year hoping he would return.

Click here to read the latest blog entries from Pastor Deanna Shrodes about Tank's journey. It's still a mystery where Tank was for the 10 months he was missing.

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