The Atlanta Humane Society says a pound lost Chihuahua dog from Texas has been reunited with its owner after being found 800 miles away in Georgia. The five pound Chihuahua dog named Coco went missing after he escaped his home back in Texas in September 2015, only to be found in Atlanta after it traveled more than 800 miles in just five months.
His mom Amanda Benton was totally surprised when she got a sudden call saying that her dog is alive and kicking and that she should come and pick him up…from Georgia.
Before receiving that call, Amanda searched everywhere in the hope of finding her beloved Chihuahua Coco. She put up flyers everywhere possible and almost did everything she can just to get her baby safe back home.
A volunteer from the humane society found the missing poor dog Thursday, tracking him down with his microchip.
When the owner, Amanda Benton, was contacted, she was ready to hop in her car and pick Coco up…until she realized he was in Atlanta.
The humane Society bought Amanda Benton a flight from Texas so she could pick up precious Coco and take him back home.
Up until this moment, neither Amanda Benton nor the Atlanta Humane Society has any clue regarding how the Chihuahua dog came from Texas to Georgia, and where he had been over the course of these five months.
Atlanta Humane Society serves about 25,000 animals each year, and places approximately 8,000 dogs and cats into forever homes. AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. AHS do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in our care. They only humanely euthanize those animals suffering from significant medical issues or that pose behavior concerns. AHS is proud to be a part of the solution to ending pet homelessness and overpopulation in the southeastern United States.