Woman drives 1,400 miles to take lost dog home only to find out they don't want her
There are plenty of people who like the idea of having a dog, but looking after one is a different matter entirely. So, unfortunately, there end up being a lot of pets with owners unable to look after them.
One pit bull mix puppy, a one-year old named Blue, was separated from her family in Lehigh Acres, Florida, later turning up in Michigan. She was found on March 3 on a country road in Midland, and taken to the Humane Society of Midland County. Those working there found Blue's owner thanks to her microchip, and one volunteer offered to drive her back home.
However, after she travelled the 1,400 miles to return the lost dog, the animal's owner told her that she did not want her back.
The worker had taken their vacation time to drive up on the Friday morning along with their brother. They spent the night outside of Atlanta, getting to the owners door by Saturday night.
Blue was apparently "very excited" when they got home, but things didn't go over too well. The owner, who asked to remain unnamed, told the volunteer that they simply did not have time to care for their pet anymore.
The 22-year-old owner had three dogs, each of which have all been stolen or escaped from the property. Speaking to Detroit Free Press, the worked from the Midland Humane Society in Michigan explained:
"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.
"I just kind of just put my hands up, like 'OK, well, if you don’t want the dog'. If I left the dog at the house, it was just going to run away again. While I was talking, somebody else came to the door and the dog just took off. I knew it wasn’t going to be a good situation."
The volunteer placed Blue back in her car and headed all the way back to Michigan, hoping to find the puppy a new home. She would have done it herself, if she wasn't already caring for four dogs. "Blue is a great dog!" she said. "She jumps on everybody and gives kisses."
The Facebook page for the Humane Society of Midland County have since kept their followers updated on Blue's journey, including the sad announcement that Blue was rejected by her owner. However, there was some positive news within the last 24 hours.
After the initial post went viral, they apparently received several applications from families interested in adopting Blue, announcing that they were meeting with prospective new owners.
Before long, they announced that Blue had been adopted - showing a photo of her with her new owner!
While things didn't work out as expected, it looks like Blue has a new loving home to grow up in.