Escaped Singapore Special reunited with owner after 9 days

Oreo, a lost 6-year-old Singapore Special back in her owner’s arms after 9 days. Photos: Peixuan Sng/Facebook
Oreo, a lost 6-year-old Singapore Special back in her owner’s arms after 9 days. Photos: Peixuan Sng/Facebook

A lost black mongrel that made widespread news and got the nation searching has been found.

Peixuan Sng announced last night that Oreo, her 6-year-old Singapore Special, was safely returned into her arms after a grueling, nine-day search with close to 900 people involved who put up 800 flyers islandwide. 

“For many nights and days, I did not know if this is ever going to end well, so I have nothing but gratitude and love for my family, friends and the AMAZING community who pitched in in one way or another to keep the search going, and for keeping me sane, alive and positive,” she wrote. “Today is truly the happiest day of my life ♥️ my world is complete again.”

Oreo escaped her crate just before boarding a flight to Los Angeles on April 1 at around 8:30pm. According to her AirTag device which wires its location to a phone, she was last seen the next day at around 2pm within the Terminal 3 compound near Abingdon Road that leads to an exit out of the airport.

Turns out, she “never left” the airport compound and stayed put, Sng said. Videos showed a happy Oreo whimpering behind a perimeter fence.

Sng did not immediately respond to Coconuts’ request for comment.

Oreo’s case gained widespread attention after being picked up by numerous animal groups and news media outlets in the past week. 

Even the airport staff was in on the search, helping to keep a lookout for Oreo even though their surveillance cameras did not detect her.

Oreo is one of two inseparable Singapore Specials that Sng owns. Another is named Toffee. Sng said she had left her clothing and Tofee’s toys within the compound for Oreo to pick up the scent.

“Oreo has been my baby since she was just months old, and Toffee’s best friend. She’s the light of our lives, so please help us to get her back. Thank you,” she wrote in a plea for help days after the incident.

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