20 People Worked Together To Transport A Lost Dog Across The Country
Despite what Homeward Bound taught us, lost dogs aren't actually very good at making their way back home. So when Jake the dog (no relation) turned up in Pennsylvania after disappearing from his Arizona home, he clearly needed some help.
Jake was discovered and taken to a vet, who located the owner via microchip. The owner was thrilled that Jake had been found, but couldn't make a cross-country trip, and so the animal charity A Darrah Bull Bully Rescue rallied its troops to find volunteers who could drive various legs of the 2,000-mile, three-day odyssey. Jake had a great time and loved everyone he met during his road trip, although he refused to discuss the events that led him to Pennsylvania, preferring to put that dark chapter of his life behind him.
And that, until we finally succeed in our attempts to teach dogs how to use Google Maps, is how you get a lost animal home. In total, the operation took 20 transporters, three people who could keep Jake overnight, 30 stops in nine states, and one very good boy.
A Darrah Bull Bully Rescue"Am I home? I can't tell. I've had my head out the window since Kentucky."