Lost dog found in Kentucky returns home to Florida
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKLY) -- A dog found in the Bullitt County area, hundreds of miles from his home, is finally on his way back to Florida.
How Tyson got to Louisville remains a mystery.
But for the last few days Tyson's owner, Daniel Beverly, has been trying to raise money to get him back to Florida.
Saturday morning, Jeff Allen, a pilot for the nonprofit Arrow Fund, provided Tyson with his one-way ticket from Bowman Field back to the Sunshine State.
"The thinking is that maybe he got into a car a truck or somehow," Allen said.
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Tyson responded by wagging his tail when hugged and rubbed by Beverly.
Eight days before, Misty Short found the black lab mix 700 miles away in the middle of the road in Brooks, Kentucky.
"We made eye contact. I knew he was scared. I knew something was wrong," Short said.
Wanting to make things right, Short investigated.
It was Tyson's microchip that connected her to Beverly in Saint Augustine, Florida.
It was a bittersweet goodbye for Short.
"The happy ending to the story. He's going back home, he gets to swim in the beaches again," Short said.
As for Tyson's owner, he's beaming with joy and grateful for all those who assisted in Tyson's safe return.