A black Labrador mix who went missing for five months is finally reunited with his owner in San Francisco. Benny the Lab belongs to Gabby McAndrew, who used to live with her husband Trevor in Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.
Benny escaped their house as the couple was getting ready to move to their new home in Modesto, California.
Gabby says the Lab mix must have found an opportunity to go roaming outside when one of the movers left a door or a gate open.
Five long months passed without news of Benny, but Gabby never gave up looking for him although she knew there was a possibility that he had died. Thankfully, the fur mom soon found out that was not the case.
One day, Gabby thought of searching for information on her lost pet on social media using the keywords “Benny the dog.” With the sheer number of lost and homeless dogs out there, she couldn’t be sure it would work, but she tried it anyway.
Gabby finally found Benny featured on Bay County Animal Control’s page, being put up for adoption. The shelter is about a hundred miles away from Detroit, Michigan, and it will always be a mystery how Benny ended up there.
Indeed, Mike Halstead, a staffer at Bay County Animal Control, says they were all shocked when a woman from California called to inform them that Benny was her missing dog.
A police officer had spotted the Lab mix wandering the streets and handed him over to the shelter. The employees found a microchip on him, but the registered address was outdated, so they were not able to contact the owners.
Now that his owner had been located, Benny traveled from Michigan to Chicago and then finally to United Cargo at San Francisco, where Gabby was eagerly waiting for him with lots of treats.
Gabby’s husband, who serves in the military, is currently in the Middle East and won’t return until next year. However, Gabby will be FaceTiming him to tell him that their beloved pooch is safe in her arms once more.
Watch the reunion between Benny and Gabby in the video below:
Source: KPIX CBS SF Bay Area on YouTube