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Volunteer Drives 1,400 Miles To Return Lost Dog, Only To Find Owner Doesn't Want Her

Volunteer Drives 1,400 Miles To Return Lost Dog, Only To Find Owner Doesn't Want Her

A pit bull mix called Blue has been hitting headlines after she got separated from her family in Florida and turned up in Michigan last week. If you don't know your geography when it comes to American states, that's quite a trek.

The good news is that one very helpful woman decided to drive her almost 1,500 miles to Florida to be reunited with her owners... The bad news is that those owners didn't actually want her back.


Blue - who is just under a year old - had been taken to the Humane Society of Midland County, who were able to locate the pooch's owner through her embedded microchip.

She was then driven all the way to Florida by an unnamed volunteer... only to find her humans didn't want her back.

A Facebook post from the Humane Society of Midland County explained: "We are sad to announce that Blue did not make it home. Through no fault of anyone Blue is now headed back to Michigan where we will find her forever home.


"Due to changing circumstances her family was unable to keep her and we'd like to respect their reasons and their privacy.

"We want to thank her transporters for their dedication to Blue, as well as everyone else who has helped along the way. No one could have predicted this unfortunate turn of events but we can now only focus on what is most important which is finding Blue a forever home.

"If interested in adopting Blue we are accepting applications. She is a young dog with a lot of energy and will need an active family willing to train her. She is housebroken and very sweet."

However, the post also urged people to 'refrain from any negative comments regarding Blue's previous owners or the situation'.

A volunteer told the Detroit Free Press: "She gave up the dog, after I drove more than 1,400 miles. The only thing she said was that she doesn't have time to train the dog, she doesn't have time for the dog."

Sadly, the volunteer couldn't adopt Blue either, as she already had four dogs to care for - but did tell the world how amazing the pup is.

But before we all break down in tears, there is yet another development in the story - and this time, thankfully, it's a positive one, as Blue has found a new home.

Logan Smith, animal care technician for the Humane Society of Midland County, confirmed Blue was adopted by a man who was the first person to fill out an adoption application for her.

"It all ended well," Smith told the Detroit Free Press.

Featured Image Credit: Humane Society Of Midland County

Topics: News, Feels, US News, Animals, Dogs

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]


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