Three weeks ago in Indiana, Karen Stievenhart's dog went missing. After weeks of having zero luck at any local animal shelters, the last place Karen expected to get a call from was Fulton County Animal Services in Atlanta, Georgia.
A woman says the dog, Jasmine, jumped into her car so she brought the dog to animal services where it was scanned for a chip. Because of the chip, Animal Services in Atlanta was able to reach Jasmine's owner 500 miles away in Indiana.
The dog's owner, Karen Stievenhart, immediately hit the road in pursuit of her pup. Karen and her husband say that Jasmine slipped out of her collar more than three weeks earlier at their home in Indiana. They believe that their dog may have hitched a ride with someone who traveled the 500 mile stretch.
Tracy Thompson, with Fulton County Animal Services, says everyone should microchip their pets.
"I encourage anybody to go microchip because they would have never found this dog if it weren't for microchip," said Thompson.
Now Jasmine and her owners are on their way back to Indiana, and only she knows how she managed to travel those 500 miles. If only dogs could talk.
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Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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