They learned her name was Cali and she was 5 years old. Innamorata-Stout called the number listed on the chip several times before finally leaving a message saying they had Cali and to please call them back as soon as possible. Minutes later, she got a call back from Brittney DiBartolo, who couldn’t believe what she was hearing.
“The woman said, ‘You have my dog Cali?’ And then immediately broke down crying,” Innamorata-Stout said.
As it turned out, DiBartolo and her family had adopted Cali with another dog around the same age from a local shelter, and only had her for about a year before she went missing. Both dogs were running around the family’s yard one day while DiBartolo was barbecuing, and when she called for the dogs to come in again, only one came back. Cali was a very loyal dog and never, ever left the yard without her family by her side, and so they assumed that someone had probably taken her. That was two years ago.