Luna, a 1-and-a-half-year-old German-shepherd-husky mix, was lost at sea five weeks ago.
She joined her owner, Nick Haworth, on a commercial fishing trip a few miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. No one knows exactly how the accident happened, but in Nick’s words, “One moment Luna was there, and the next she was gone.”
He posted this on Facebook page days later.
Aided by naval officers, Nick searched the island of San Clemente, but saw no sign of the blue-eyed pup. A week later, Nick started to make peace with the fact that Luna was really lost.
Meanwhile, on the island, Navy crews searched for the dog from the land and from above but never spotted her. “She blended right in,” Navy wildlife biologist Melissa Booker said about the tan-and-black dog.
Luna was flown to the Coronado base Wednesday and given to Lamb. On Thursday she is to be reunited with Haworth, a 20-year-old San Diego State University student, when he returns from a trip to Arizona.
“Beyond stoked to have Luna back,” he wrote on Facebook. “I always knew she was a warrior.”