WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williston family has found their lost dog after four years and 125 miles.

The Bismarck Tribune reports Pete Vachal let his then-two-year-old English bulldog, Karley, out to go to the bathroom four years ago and the dog never came back. Vachal says his children were heartbroken.

The dog was found earlier this week in what Minot police said was an abandoned drug house. The dog and a cat had been left behind in the house. Karley had a microchip that helped animal control workers track down Vachal.

Vachal picked Karley up in Minot on Friday. He suspects someone stole Karley. He says he believes criminals attracted by the oilfield rush have stolen his motorcycle, four-wheeler and Karley but the only one he got back was the dog.

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