Minnesota woman finds long-lost dog after seeing picture printed on beer can

Cheryl Sanders
February 4, 2020

In addition to raising money for the shelter, Motorworks was also able to help a few dogs find some new owners-or, in the case of one of them, its old owner.

The terrier mix and several other dogs were chosen by a Florida Brewery to be featured on clever beer cans called "The Four Packs".

According to WWSB, Monica Mathis said she read a story about the brewery's new line of Adoptable Dog Cruiser Kölsch and spotted her lost dog "Hazel", who escaped from her former Florida home 3 years ago and was now housed at Manatee County Animal Services under the name "Day-Day".

Mathis contacted the shelter, which needed proof that Day Day was in fact Hazel.

The smiley rescue pup ended up at Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) in Florida in March 2019 as a stray.

"'Oh my gosh that looks like my dog, I think that's my dog, '" Mathis told KSTP of her reaction.

Among the countless animal lovers who saw pictures of the beer cans on their news feeds, was Monica Mathis of Minnesota.

"I sent everything I could find - all the pictures so I could stop an adoption process from happening because I could've lost her again", Mathis told KSTP.

Last month, Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton, Florida announced it would be introducing some special labels after teaming up with a local shelter and slapping the faces of some dogs in need of a home on cans of its Cruiser Kolsch. She hardly expected to spot her on a beer can three years later.

Sure enough, Day Day was actually Hazel. "An emotional wreck", Mathis said.

"This dog was such an important part of her family that she had everything to prove she was her owner", Wohlgefahrt said.

"She contacted us directly so we put her in touch with some of our officers".

"Keep track of exactly what company you use, make sure your stuff gets updated, especially if your pet goes missing and don't ever give up", Mathis said.

Efforts are underway now to get "Day Day", now "Hazel", back home, thanks to Friends of Manatee County Animal Services and its resources to pay for all transportation costs.

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