Five months after being reported missing to Lost Dogs of Ocean County, Katee the Black Lab is reunited with her owners, Gail and Jim Kraus of Berkeley Township, according to the group's Facebook page.

Photo from Lost Dogs of Ocean County Facebook Page

Katee was located in woods near Holiday City, after another couple who had been feeding her were alerted to a flier about the animal's disappearance, according to The Patch.

Photo from Lost Dogs of Ocean County Facebook Page

The dog was able to survive by staying near a stream, following a herd of deer and being fed by the other couple, reported The Patch.

Lost Dogs of Ocean County noted the happy outcome is reason for owners of lost pets to never give up hope.

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