In 2018, her beloved family dog Sheba was stolen from her backyard in Texas.
Since then, the canine was considered missing and Moore-Malmstrom had already given up hope of ever being able to hold her four-legged friend in her arms again – until now.
One day, she received a random text message that indicated Sheba had been found in a town about 621 miles away!
“My first thought was, ‘Where’s my million dollars and my cruise?” said Moore-Malmstrom in an interview with The Dodo. “‘Somebody is screwing with me.'”
While the dog had grown much older, Moore-Malmstrom still knew immediately: “Oh my God, you have my dog, you have our baby!”
With the help of the animal rescue operation “Pilots N Paws”, Sheba was transported back home by plane, and the joy was enormous.
As soon as the pup stepped off the plane, Moore-Malmstrom was overwhelmed, and her daughters could hardly calm down either. “I experienced every emotion you can imagine,” she continued. “Sheba couldn’t get to my girls fast enough!
Moore-Malmstrom has since found out that after Sheba was kidnapped, she was adopted by a family who took care of the dog for four-and-a-half years.
However, when the four-legged friend’s new owners moved, they decided they no longer wanted to care for the animal – and left her on the streets.
As a result, Sheba roamed the city alone for some time until she was discovered by the officer, who eventually checked her microchip.