Hurricane Sandy Dog Home After Bizarre Reunion
Family found him at shelter when they went to adopt
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2014 6:00 PM CDT
Chuck and Elicia James, with Reckless.   (Monmouth County SPCA/Facebook/Rusty Rembrandt Studio)

(Newser) – Reckless the dog is back home with his New Jersey family more than a year after getting lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. But the weird part is the reunion itself. Chuck and Elicia James tell the Daily Intelligencer that they held out hope Reckless would return but finally decided only last week to adopt a replacement. They went to the Monmouth County SPCA, and the first dog brought to them as a candidate was none other than Reckless. The shelter explains in a Facebook post that the dog arrived in November, though it's not clear where he was before that. "The dog was licking us to death, he was jumping three feet in the air," recalls Chuck James. "He knew the ordeal was over."

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May 5, 2014 6:57 AM CDT
What a wonderful reunion! They were meant to be together!
May 4, 2014 6:52 AM CDT
great story here in NJ!!! but the real dog days are coming.... when the DUMOCRATS LOSE & the REP WIN BIG on NOV 4, 2014 & the REP will 1-GROW the economy & create good-paying AMERICAN jobs!! 2-GET to repeal OBAMACARE & replace it with reforms that truly LOWER COSTS!!! 3-BALANCE the budget IN 10 YEARS,reduce debt & ease TAXES in the middle-class!! 4-PROTECT social security & medicare for current & future retirees!!! 5-STRENGTHEN the military, honor our vets & restore RESPECT FOR AMERICA!!! 6-FIGHT for our individual freedoms & defend the CONSTITUTION!! 7-Then in Nov. 08, 2016 Gov. Christie will be prez!!!! and everything will be AOK in the USA on Jan 20, 2017!! THERE YA GO!!
May 3, 2014 7:52 AM CDT
Great story. Dogs are my favorite people.