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Destiny found: Man's best friend listed for sale on Facebook

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Destiny was returned to his owner, Chris Claunch. Destiny was returned to his owner, Chris Claunch.
TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) -

A missing dog ended up for sale on the internet, but thanks to the help of social media, the sale never happened and the dog and its owner are now reunited.

Chris Claunch's dog, named Destiny, went missing Sunday.

"I was devastated when I went to work Sunday morning with no dog. It started hitting me that I may never get my dog back," said Claunch. After hours of searching for Destiny, Claunch took his search online.

"As soon as I got to work, my first thought was to get a picture on Facebook and ask all my friends to share the picture," Claunch said. "Within ten minutes it had already been shared 30 to 40 times."

Claunch's photo had more than 200 shares. And then, the tips came pouring in. People began calling, telling Claunch they were seeing his dog on another Facebook page, along with a $50 asking price.

"As soon as I saw the picture I knew it was my dog," said Claunch.

But getting Destiny back wasn't easy. Claunch and his friends tried contacting the woman who posted the dog for sale. Their attempts were unsuccessful, so they went to the police.

Tuscumbia Police were able to locate the dog and the woman who had it for sale, reuniting the man and his best friend in just a few short hours.

"Without social media, I don't think I would have ever found my dog," said a very pleased Claunch.

You could say it was Destiny they would be together.

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