Sometimes you just shake your head and wonder. Gidget the Jack Russell terrier somehow turned up in Oregon, more than four months after she was reported missing from her home in the Philadelphia suburbs. Her ordeal over, she is now to be flown back home and reunited with her family.
Workers at the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter, located south of Portland, found a microchip implanted in Gidget, which allowed them to find the dog’s owner. PetLink, the company which manufactured the microchip, will pay for the dog’s return flight, said Deborah Wood, manager of Animal Services for Washington County. She told the Associated Press:
We have no idea how she came from Pennsylvania to Oregon, but we are thrilled that she will be going home safe and sound.
Ms. Wood added that many people offered to pay for Gidget’s flight back home, including a former East Coast governor, who asked to remain anonymous. She said that the owner of the dog has also asked to remain private, but wants everyone to know how grateful she is for the overwhelming support. She did not have the money to fly out to Oregon herself to collect her dog.
Gidget was found earlier this month wandering in the Portland suburb of Tualatin, but her whereabouts between April and September are a complete mystery. She had lost weight, but was otherwise in good shape when brought to the shelter. Such an awesome story… (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Reunited and it feels so good! Gidget is flying back to her owner in Pennsylvania.
2. Gidget’s whereabouts between April and September are a mystery. She was thin, but in otherwise good shape when brought to the shelter.
3. A microchip implanted in Gidget allowed workers at Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter, which is south of Portland, to find the dog’s owner.
And here is the video: