Missing dog from Miami, Florida found in a backyard in Michigan? Within two months, an adventurous dog traveled cross-country and ended up over 1,000 miles away from his home.
It was March 5 when Kris Gibson discovered a two-year-old Perro de Presa Canario at the backyard of her Michigan home while she was letting her dog out. That pooch’s name was Simba.
Kris took Simba to Mayfair Animal Hospital the following day. There, the staff scanned him and found a microchip, containing his owner’s information.The Missing dog from Miami was not able to be tracked.
Vet assistant Kassidy Gruno explained that a chip does not have any type of GPS in it at all. It only includes the owner’s and the pet’s information.
Microship Helps To Return Dog
After checking the chip, the hospital staff realized that Simba traveled from Miami to Michigan, which is over 1,400 miles. Kris could not believe that Simba was from Florida. Although she tried to figure out how the pup ended up there, she admitted that they would probably never know.
Kris was not the only one who was shocked at how far the adventurous dog had traveled. The hospital staff members were stunned too.
Kassidy recalled how they recently heard on the news about a dog that traveled cross country. They thought it was crazy and said that it would never happen in their area.
However, after a couple of weeks, Simba showed up. Kassidy said that this was pretty awesome. Because of the information that the staff found in Simba’s microchip, they were able to find the pup’s rightful owner.
According to Kassidy, Simba’s family was thrilled and excited to get their dog back.
If it were not for the microchip, most likely, Simba would never be returned to his home in Florida. Kris noted that, sometimes, dogs get away, and their owners never find them. Having the chip is the only way for pet parents to get their fur babies back.
Credit: Kris Gibson