Family reunited with dog lost during Hurricane Matthew

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than four months after a dog disappeared during Hurricane Matthew, Chase and his family were finally reunited on Tuesday. 

Erica Brown and her family live off of the Trout River in Northwest Jacksonville, but they were separated from Chase during the October storm. 

Chase was later found near 103rd Street on the Westside -- about 20 miles from home -- and a good Samaritan took him to the Jacksonville Humane Society.

Thankfully, Chase has a microchip, which allowed staffers to identify his owner and contact her. 

Brown picked him up Tuesday, and they were visibly excited to see one another.

"I lost him during the hurricane in October, and this is my first time seeing him," Brown said. 

She said her son just celebrated his sixth birthday, and having Chase back at home will be a great surprise for him. 

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