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PENDLETON, Ore. A Siberian husky missing from his Phoenix owners since April is heading home from eastern Oregon.

Nine-year-old Kane disappeared from Leanne Saunders home one night. Saunders assumes he was stolen.

The East Oregonian reported a Pendleton woman saw the husky wearing a leash on Dec. 10 and called police. The dog was put in the pound for a week, then turned over to a local animal-welfare group.

Saunders had put up signs around Phoenix, but every lead turned into a dead end.

A member of the Pendleton Humane Society tracked down Saunders using the dog s identity chip, made more difficult because Saunders had moved and changed her name since the chip was installed.

When she saw a picture of Kane, she knew he was hers.

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