Pit bull given up by Florida owner after showing up in Michigan gets new home

Credit: Cody Barnes/Unsplash

Credit: Cody Barnes/Unsplash

A dog who was given up after being reunited with her owner in Florida has a forever home.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the woman, who declined to give her name, said a brown pit bull mix named Blue was separated from her owner in Lehigh Acres, Florida, and ended up in Midland, Michigan. The woman volunteered her vacation time to pick up Blue and drive her back home, but once she got to Florida, the owner relinquished the dog.

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"She gave up the dog, after I drove more than 1,400 miles," the woman told Freep on Monday. "The only thing she said was she doesn't have time to train the dog. She doesn't have time for the dog."

The volunteer said the owner is 22 and has had three dogs, all of which have been stolen or run away, Freep reported.

“I just kinda just put my hands up, like, ‘OK, well, if you don't want the dog,’”  the volunteer driver said. “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.”

It was not made clear how Blue got to Michigan, but she was found March 3 in Midland, Michigan, and taken to the Humane Society of Midland County. The location of the Florida owner was found when Humane Society employees scanned the information from the dog’s microchip.

According to the Humane Society of Midland County, Blue was brought back due to the owner’s circumstances.

"Due to changing circumstances her family was unable to keep her and we'd like to respect their reasons and their privacy," the organization said on Facebook Monday.

Blue was back at the shelter Tuesday morning. Hours later, the Humane Society said Blue had been adopted.

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