'Cane' Finds His Home

Italian German Shepard is adopted by local family

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    San Diego County Animal Services

    A German shepherd found abandoned at a park and ride lot off Interstate 5, has a new home. "Cane", which is Italian for "dog", went home with a Clairemont family Wednesday.

    The Italian German shepherd, who is a year old, was found wandering near Interstate 5 on June 16. San Diego Animal Control officials found the dog's legal owner in Coronado after the dog’s microchip was processed. However, the owner decided he could no longer care for the animal so Cane went to a local rescue shelter, where he got some time to rest and re-socialized before he was adopted.

    California Highway Patrol officers found the dog wandering around the Gilman Drive Park-N-Ride lot near Interstate 5. Officers with San Diego County Animal Control discovered the dog was micro-chipped. After a short search, officers found a sailor purchased the dog in Italy, while stationed aboard the U.S.S. Mount Whitney; now living in Coronado the sailor came home one day and found that the pooch was missing.

    In the end, Whitney decided to let Cane go to his new family, because he and his wife are expecting their first child and would be unable to care for the dog.