Missing For Two Years

Tantrum will return home on Friday after being missing two years.

Dog Going Home After Two Years Away

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | NHS Staff

On February 26, 2017 NHS Animal Control picked up a stray lab/pitbull mix near 89th and Fort streets. The dog had punctures on her head and neck , likely from another animal, and needed medical attention.

At the Nebraska Humane Society she was scanned for a microchip which traced to an owner in New Mexico. The dog, named Tantrum, had been missing for two years! Her owner, Shane, couldn’t believe his dog was in Nebraska and began researching plane flights to get her home. Meantime, NHS veterinarians stitched up Tantrum’s wounds and offered rest and rehabilitation.

Tantrum’s stitches came out early this week, and she has been cleared to fly so she’ll catch her flight home Friday, March 17, 2017.


On Friday, March 17th Tantrum boarded a flight home. This happy girl is now back home with her best dog friend, Spuds, and human boy to cuddle with! We applaud Shane for microchipping his best friend. Without that chip, this reunion would not have been possible.

Additional Coverage:

Long-lost dog found in Omaha, heading home to New Mexico- KETV

New Mexico dog found in Nebraska two years later- KMTV

New Mexico dog surfaces in Omaha- WOWT

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