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After 13 years, dog returns to Richburg family

May 14, 2010 8:03:00 AM - thestate.com

Terry and Blaine Horne had to go to a church meeting 13 years ago this summer, on a beautiful hot evening.

“It was still daylight, and we could hear Simba out in the back, running and howling like Husky dogs howl,” Terry said. “Huskies, they don’t bark. It is more like a howl.”

Simba was their beautiful, less than a year old, red-coated Siberian Husky with the ice-blue eyes. Blaine paid $100 for Simba when the dog was just a pup. The Hornes left their Richburg home, in rural Chester County, and went to church. They came home and Simba, with a tag around his neck that identified him as having shots at a certain place, with an ID number, was gone.

“Vanished,” said Blaine Horne.