Missing dog found in Florida reunites with Brooklyn family

Posted: Updated:
CANARSIE -

Christmas came early for one family in Canarsie after being reunited with their dog that had been missing for 18 months.
 
Sinatra, a blue-eyed Husky, was found last week near a home in Seffner, Florida, just about 20 miles from Tampa.
 
Lesmore Willis says Sinatra was a gift for his daughter Zion's 14th birthday. Tragically, Zion was killed in the Bronx two years later. Then more than a year after Zion's death, Sinatra went missing. Willis says the dog escaped when a delivery man left a gate open.
 
The Willis family searched for Sinatra for months. They posted flyers and reported him missing, but he never turned up.
 
The family in Florida where Sinatra was found says they went to a local pet resource center to check his chip and launched a campaign to locate the family.
 
It's still a mystery how Sinatra ended up in Florida. Sinatra was reunited with his family Monday and is back home in 'New York, New York.'

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."