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It wasn't all bad

Woman sees picture of her missing dog in an unlikely place: on a beer can

A Minnesota woman whose dog went missing three years ago was shocked when she saw her pup's picture on the side of a beer can.

In 2017, Monica Mathis' dog, Hazel, ran away from their Iowa home. Mathis searched everywhere for Hazel, constantly calling shelters, but was never able to find her. Mathis now lives in Minnesota, and while on Facebook recently saw an article about Motorworks Brewing, a brewery in Manatee County, Florida, that puts photos of local dogs available for adoption on their cans, hoping the exposure will help them find homes.

"I saw one of the dogs on there, and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, that looks like my dog,'" Mathis told ABC Action News. The dog was named Day Day, and when Manatee County Animal Services scanned her for a microchip, they found that she did belong to Mathis, but her last name was wrong and address outdated.

Mathis provided documentation proving Day Day was Hazel, and they will be reunited in the coming week. She has no idea how Hazel traveled from Iowa to Florida. "The chance to be able to have her come home is amazing," Mathis said. "I'm just so happy that I'm getting her back." Catherine Garcia