All animal rescuers have some crazy stories to tell, but this one may be right up there at the very top of the nutty-meter.
A bully breed dog named Blue got picked up as a stray earlier this month in Midland County, Michigan.
When she arrived at the Humane Society of Midland County staffers checked her for a microchip and bingo one came up.
So they called the phone number registered to the chip. A woman in Florida answered, she told shelter employees the dog had been missing for a week, and she had no idea how she got to Michigan.
But the owner said she wanted the dog back. Shelter employees were so excited for an incredible reunion and posted on social media asking for a ride for Blue to the Sunshine State
“We got a ton of replies of people offering to help,” Logan Smith, an animal care technician with the Humane Society of Midland County, told Watchdog Mary. “The community totally stepped up it was amazing.”
Soon after one nice woman from Michigan took vacation time from work, packed up her stuff, Blue, his food, and headed South.
After making the nearly 1300 mile trek back to the owner’s home, she got a shocking surprise: The owner didn’t want Blue.
“She physically brought the dog to the owner’s home. From what I hear Blue was kind of excited to see her too,” said Smith. “Then the woman told her she didn’t want the dog anymore.”
Absolutely floored, the woman packed up her stuff, Blue, his food, and headed back to Michigan.
Word got out about the heartbreaking reunion on social media and as the woman drove North, applications to adopt Blue flooded into the humane society.
The woman arrived back at the shelter a couple days later. Two hours later Blue’s newly approved dad rushed over to pick her up.
And everyone breathed a huge sigh of relief. “Blue was excited, she is a very happy go lucky dog,” Smith said. “She fit right into another family here. It’s amazing she got a home, it’s what we are here for.”