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Old 05-23-2018, 09:25 PM
 
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https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/vo...ry?id=55375323

this dog jake lived in arizona, he went missing and was found over a year later in pennsylvania. 20 volunteers travel 9 states to get him back to his home in arizona. starting in pennsylvania, each volunteer drove about 100 miles, then transferred jake to the next person who then travelled about 100 miles, then off to the next car another volunteer, etc., until he made it back to his family in arizona.

what a cool story!

apologies if this has already been posted. i couldn't find it.

 
Old 05-23-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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I always wonder if these dogs were stolen or were actually lost and a good hearted person took them in.

My little dog had shots yesterday. They checked his microchip and it is still in place. We have not had to use it. It's worth the cost (@$35).
 
Old 05-24-2018, 12:15 AM
 
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Strangely a similar thing happened to my ex GFs mother, she lived in Erlanger KY, she had 3-4 indoor cats, one of them ran out the door as she was checking for mail and she said she saw it run up the street. She was not able to go looking for it due to health reasons, but she had us over there later in the day looking for it. We posted flyers around town, but after about 2 weeks, we assumed the cat had been hit by a car or something...

Then about 3 months later, someone calls to let her know the cat was found near Dayton, OH, she still had her collar with the phone number contact on it. The woman said the cat was just walking down the sidewalk in front of her house and she did not recognize the cat, so she approached it and being that it was very friendly, it let her pick it up and take it inside.

We never could figure out how the cat made it over 70+ miles, or why it was just strolling down this ladies sidewalk. It was a real mystery, but she was happy to get her cat back after so long.
 
Old 05-24-2018, 12:25 AM
 
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Hm, I'm suspicious about this case. Not enough info in the story...
 
Old 05-24-2018, 12:30 AM
 
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Hm, I'm suspicious about this case. Not enough info in the story...
i actually saw it on tv news first and then i looked it up online to find it to post it here, i probably didn't find the best article to post, but from the news on tv it certainly looked like a real story!
 
Old 05-24-2018, 01:19 AM
 
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i actually saw it on tv news first and then i looked it up online to find it to post it here, i probably didn't find the best article to post, but from the news on tv it certainly looked like a real story!

Oh, I believe it's a real story and the article you linked to was fine. But something feels "off" about it to me. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the dog was actually lost or left behind, where it was found. I find it hard to believe that it traveled 2000 miles, in that short of time, all on it's own.


Eh, maybe I'm wrong. I hope I am and that the owners and dog are truly happy to be reunited.
 
Old 05-24-2018, 02:23 AM
 
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Oh, I believe it's a real story and the article you linked to was fine. But something feels "off" about it to me. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the dog was actually lost or left behind, where it was found. I find it hard to believe that it traveled 2000 miles, in that short of time, all on it's own.


Eh, maybe I'm wrong. I hope I am and that the owners and dog are truly happy to be reunited.
The assumption is that Jake hitched a ride with someone, possibly a trucker.

OP, there is a post about Jake in the "Good News" thread stuck (stickied? ) to the top of this forum. That's OK, good news needs spreading.

mod note: link to the good news thread - http://www.city-data.com/forum/51981438-post877.html

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