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05/22/2013 06:28 pm ET

Bacon Helps Bring Missing Pit Bull, Misty, Home (PHOTO)

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This story of a missing dog coming home has a curious hero: bacon.

Misty, a formerly abused pit bull, disappeared from her foster home in Morris County, N.J. last Friday, according to New Jersey's Star-Ledger. Misty's adoptive mom, Erin Earley-Hamilton, and volunteers from New York's Second Chance Rescue searched the woods for her last weekend, CBS New York reports, but they were unable to find the 9-month-old puppy. Even the offer of a $2,000 reward didn't help.

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pit bull misty found

In the end, what brought Misty home was an unconventional idea from a member of the search party.

"One of the suggestions that we got for today since it was sunny was to cook bacon," Earley-Hamilton, who is vegan, told CBS. The scent of bacon cooking in the backyard lured Misty back home on Monday afternoon according to the Star-Ledger.

pit bull misty found

This is the second happy ending for Misty in a matter of months. According to the New York Daily News, she was first discovered on the streets of Brooklyn several weeks ago with multiple injuries, possibly used as bait to train other dogs in a fighting ring.

Keep up with Misty or make a donation for her care at the Misty's Journey Facebook page.

H/T: Msn Now

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