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Dog back with owners 9 years on

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A dog that went missing nine years ago has been reunited with its owners at their home in Brisbane, Australia.

Muffy was found by alive and well more than 1,000 miles away on a scrap of cardboard in a backyard in Melbourne.

A microchip helped RSPCA inspectors identify Muffy and return her to the Rushby family who had given up hope of ever seeing their pet again.

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