Missing dog located thousands of miles from home


On August 20, 2013 a good Samaritan, along with the identifying assistance of an implanted microchip, made possible a long-distance reunion between a lost dog and his family.

Koda, a Pomeranian, disappeared from his guardian’s yard in Rogers, Ark., back on May 25, and he inexplicably wound up in San Diego County, Calif., weeks later.

On August 8, someone who found the little dog, brought him to an animal shelter in Bonita. Thanks to the dog’s implanted microchip, Koda’s true owners were identified and contacted.

On Tuesday morning, the Facebook page for the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services shared this heartwarming update with their followers:

This morning he was placed on a plane for a flight home to his family, Stephanie, Alexis and Aiden:

“Special Thanks to the Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals for covering the cost of Koda’s travel!

The shelter facility made special note of the importance of a microchip, stating:

“We always say that a microchip is the animal’s ticket home, and Koda is living proof of that.

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