A missing 9-pound pooch was found in San Diego this month – 1,300 miles away from his home in Arkansas.
Koda the Pomeranian was missing since June, but was recently found in Bonita on Aug. 6. The dog was brought to County Animal Services, where staff members were able to locate his microchip. Once found, officials contacted owner Stephanie Roberts in Arkansas, saying they had found her lost pup.
Roberts and her two children had been putting up “Lost Dog” posters for months, according to County Animal Services. They were overjoyed when they heard the news their wayward pet was found.
But how did Koda end up on the West Coast? It remains a mystery, said county officials. Only Koda knows how he ended up in San Diego.
Koda flies home to Arkansas Tuesday, courtesy of the Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals.
“Stories of pets such as Koda being reunited with their owners prove that having your animal micro-chipped is truly your pet’s ticket home,” said County Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson.