CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — An Albuquerque family was reunited with their long-lost dog, Pumpkin who was found in Georgia, more than 1,400 miles away.

It started when Annette Hatt was waiting to be let into Allatoona Landing Marina on Saturday. She said that she noticed a small, white and tan dog running up to people.

Hatt found out from the front desk that the dog had been in the area for weeks and no one was there to claim it. 

“I love animals,” she said. “I’ve actually done fostering a couple of times. Most of the pets I’ve had have been strays or people getting rid of their animals.”

So when she was unsuccessful finding the owner at the marina, she decided to take the dog home to continue her search.

She posted to the “Furry Friends Lost and Found in Cherokee County, Ga.” Facebook page for missing pets in the area. 

That’s when she began speaking with Kathy Lee Russell who agreed to board the 7-year-old Lhasa Apso and bring him to a vet.

Russell said she was happy to see that Hatt took the time to check up on the little dog.

“She went above and beyond last night and realized this is not good,” she said. “There’s coyotes; there’s…