A “happy tail” from the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha. Spokesperson Pam Wiese says a basset hound stray was brought in to the shelter on Wednesday. Staff scanned the dog and found a microchip that traced back to a home in Topeka, Kansas, 168 miles away.
Wiese says they have no idea how Carona made the incredible journey to Omaha in such good condition. Officials believe that Carona had a bit of help and someone had been feeding her regularly. The dog’s owner, Colleen Lewis drove to Omaha early Thursday morning for a happy reunion.
Wiese says this would not have been possible if Lewis hadn’t micro-chipped her dog. She says it is a permanent form of identification. Wiese says not only do they scan every dog or cat that comes to the shelter as a stray but also scan deceased animals so they can notify the owner. The Nebraska Humane Society has located pet owners as far away as Seattle, Washington who then made the trip here to pick up their pet.