Lost dog found 3,000 miles away
A lost pup from Pennsylvania was found nearly 3,000 miles from home.
Back in April, Gidget, a seven-year-old Jack Russell Terrier went missing from her owners home in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Five months later she resurfaced -- 2,700 miles away in Oregon. Gidget was spotted walking along a roadway when a good Samaritan picked her up and dropped her off at the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro. Luckily, she had a microchip implanted which helped a shelter technician identify her.
The technician told the Portland Tribune, "It is an absolute mystery to everyone how little Gidget ended up here, nearly 3,000 miles from home. We are just thrilled that she was microchipped and that the owner's information was current. We were able to tell Gidget's family that she is safe."
Of course the unnamed owner was shocked to learn Gidget made the journey, though it's unlikely she made the trip all by herself. The dog was said to be in healthy condition and didn't show any signs of trauma. Gidget most likely hitched a ride.
The shelter has arranged transportation to reunite Gidget with her owner in Pennsylvania. Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter's manager told The Oregonian, "It's kind of like a Walt Disney movie. We're going to make sure it has a Walt Disney-like ending."
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