The Indiana Animal Care Services discovered a 27.6-kilogram Staffordshire Terrier mix in an abandoned house in Indianapolis, Indiana. The rescuers believed that the poor pup, Kodak, has been locked in a kennel for several days before getting rescued.
Kodak was eventually adopted by a man named Derrick Maxwell. Derrik moved to a new town after a few weeks of adopting Kodak, and he shared how excited he was to spend time with Kodak.
Derrik recalled that he was at work when the neighbor who was dogsitting Kodak let him out for a quick potty break. The dogsitter tried to chase Kodak as soon as he saw the dog take off, but he failed.
Derrik immediately started putting up flyers and asked help from family, friends, neighbors, and even his local vet clinic. However, no one found any sign of Kodak anywhere.
Derrik recalled how heartbroken he was because he thinks that Kodak ran away to look for him. Derrik shared that he had to move to California, which was around 2,200 miles away from where he and Kodak lived.
Derrik shared that after one year, he received an email from a national pet recovery database called HomeAgain that his beloved Kodak was finally found. Kodak was staying at the Kokomo Humane Society or KHS, which was an hour north of his old hometown.
Derrik said that Kodak’s caretakers got his contact details using the microchip implanted on his dog’s body. Derrik shared how overwhelmed he felt after receiving such great news on his 31st birthday, and he was very grateful to the people who took great care of his dog.
The Animal Poison Control Center’s Director of Business Development, Nicole Martin, works with HomeAgain to help animals reunite with their humans. Nicole made the necessary travel arrangements to get Kodak to California, and Derrik could not help but feel grateful for everyone who made the reunion possible.
Source: Animal Poison Control Center