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April Fools… The Good Kind...

by Seth Mela

Back in 2012, a four-year-old yellow lab named Wesley went missing in Hillsborough, New Jersey. And it was right before Hurricane Sandy hit. (Hillsborough is about 50 miles southwest of New York.)

So when he didn't turn up, his owners assumed he either didn't make it through the storm, or someone else took him in. Regardless, they didn't expect to see him again.

Then last Tuesday, they got a call from a police department about 15 miles away, telling them they'd FOUND Wesley. And the cops also said that when they tried to catch him, he immediately jumped into the back of their cop car.

But last Tuesday happened to be April Fools' Day. So at first, the family assumed it was a mean PRANK by one of their friends.

It turns out it WASN'T a prank though. And the cops had gotten their contact info from Wesley's microchip. So the next day, they drove to the station and picked him up, 17 MONTHS after he went missing.

It's not clear where he was the whole time. But apparently someone was taking good care of him, because he managed to GAIN 20 pounds while he was gone.