Missing dog from California found more than 2,000 miles away in Michigan

Lost and Found: California Fido Travels 2,000 Miles to Michigan Home

The terrier mix went lost more than seven months ago, but the family in California has finally been reunited with their pet. She was discovered in Michigan, about 2,000 miles away, but that is not the end of the tale.

In July 2023, Mishka, the dog, vanished from her owner’s car dealership. The proprietor, Mehrad Houman, resides in San Diego with his family.

Following their daughter’s and his wife Elizabeth’s notification that Mishka had vanished, they promptly returned from their vacation in Minneapolis and began posting fliers, as reported by Nexstar’s KSWB.

Given that she is microchipped and wears a collar with the family’s phone number on it, they claimed they never anticipated her going missing for such a long time.

“We never gave up hope,” Elizabeth stated.

Mishka went gone for more than seven months before turning up in Detroit, Michigan, thousands of miles away.

“I put up over a thousand flyers within a few months. I put a flyer on my back windshield just to put it out there. I wore her leash, so if I saw her I would grab her and put her in my car. It was one of the most horrifying things knowing someone took her with identification and disregarded us and our family. It was really hard,” Elizabeth stated.

Last Thursday, as the family was about to visit relatives in Minnesota, they received a call informing them that their dog had been located.

Mehrad traveled ten hours by car from Minnesota to Michigan to pick up their cherished family pet from the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society.

After receiving a report about a stray dog, Harper Woods, Michigan police scooped up the terrier mix and got in touch with the animal welfare organization.

According to the Associated Press, the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society stated that it found out very soon that Mishka had an identity chip placed in her that included information about her owners.

According to Corinne Martin, director of Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society, “we think it was stolen and then it was sold and ended up in Michigan.”

Mishka, age three, was inspected by veterinarian Nancy Pillsbury, who also administered a rabies vaccination and gave her the all-clear to return to California.

The family expressed their gratitude to the good Samaritan who found her and expressed their gratitude for having her home. They also mentioned Mishka’s apparent PTSD and separation anxiety, her drastic weight loss, and her extreme exhaustion.

The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society was also complimented by the family for giving Mishka a collar, leash, carrier, veterinary exam, and even the paperwork she needed to go home. To discover out who took Mishka, they want to get in touch with the San Diego police.

“We really want to figure out who took Mishka, and how she got to Detroit, Michigan from San Diego,” Elizabeth stated.