Missing Dog Found 1,800 Miles From Home July 15, 2009 10:04 AM
Brunswick, Ohio (WKYC) — A dog named Flower, who was reported missing from El Paso, Texas five months ago and was found last week 1,800 miles from home in Brunswick, Ohio, will be going home, thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Brunswick Animal Warden Mike Kellums told WKYC-TV in Ohio that a Brunswick civic organization stepped up and paid for Flower to undergo a complete physical exam.
Flower passed with flying colors, literally–paving the way for her to fly home.
Continental Airlines is scheduled to pay the cost of shipping her and she is being flown to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her owner will take a day off work and make the four-hour drive to pick Flower up.
Flower is expected to leave sometime later this week.
Last week, Kellums got a call for a dog running around a Brunswick neighborhood. Kellums managed to corral the dog and brought it back to the facility.
He then scanned her, looking to see if the dog’s owner had a microchip implanted under the dog’s skin for identification.
As it turns out, Flower had a microchip, and Kellums called the dog’s owner in Texas.
She said it was her dog, Flower, and the dog just “came up missing,” one day about four or five months ago.
She said she would love to have Flower back but couldn’t afford to fly Flower back home.