Apollo, the dog, separated from his owner, Cynthia Abercrombie, over a month ago. Where did he go? She had no idea. After a month had passed, Cynthia gave up hope of ever seeing her precious pooch again.
That was when the phone rang. Cynthia did not expect the person on the other end of the line to inform her that they had her lost dog. She also didn't anticipate that the person calling lived over 1,000 miles away. The woman on the other end of the line was Swansea Animal Control Officer Lisa White. White checked the microchip on Apollo and discovered that his owner lived all the way down in Florida. She then made the call. White said:
Her children had kind of said to her he had been missing a month, that she might want to come to the realization that he might not be coming home, that he may have passed away.
How did Apollo find his way from his Florida home to the front of a bar in Swansea, Massachusetts? We will probably never know. But wouldn't it be a hoot to imagine what he did? The daring adventures and wacky animal sidekicks and friends he met along the way? I smell a Disney movie pitch! Let me get to work on that immediately before one of you steal my thunder.
White described the call with Cynthia:
We told her we had Apollo, and she asked us where we were. And we said, ‘Swansea, Massachusetts.' She said, ‘How did he get up there?' And I said, 'I don't know.' And she was stunned. She just was speechless. And then of course she got excited. And then she started to cry.As a cat owner, I can't even imagine how I would feel if my kitty went missing. And then for a month to pass? And then to get a call like that? East Coast Paws Transport caught wind of this incredible story and volunteered to help transport Apollo back down to Florida. I can imagine Cynthia is over the moon with happiness about her reunion with Apollo. I'm glad this sad story ended as happily as it did!
H/T: Turn To Ten, Life With Dogs