SENATOBIA, MS (abc24.com) - The missing Memphis dog Kapone is alive and well and on his way back home. The dog disappeared six months ago after being picked up by an animal control officer, and has been at the center of problems surrounding the Memphis Animal Shelter.
Those who have been following the Kapone case are amazed the dog was found alive.
Owner Daryl Shoup went to Senatobia, Mississippi to see his dog for the first time since he disappeared.
"I didn't think after six months I would see him again," he said. "He was wagging his tail, he jumped on me; he was excited!"
An anonymous tip led Shoup and police to the house. The missing dog has been on banner billboards for months. Animal advocates say the publicity worked.
Kapone disappeared last June after being picked up by animal control officer Demetria Hogan. Hogan was charged with animal cruelty in connection to the dog's disappearance.
Memphis Police say that since Kapone has been found, Hogan could be in trouble again and charged with additional crimes.
At this point the big question is, how did the dog get to Senatobia? And, where has it been for the last six months? Senatobia and Memphis Police are working on finding those answers.
There was an $8,000 reward out for anyone who provided information that led to the dog. ABC 24 News was told the anonymous tipster isn't interested in collecting the reward.