Finding a Home Forever: Bud’s Journey
DALLAS, ALZERNE COUNTY (WBRE / WYOU) – The moving story of a reunion between a dog and his master. The dog was stolen last year by bouncing between owners until social media brought them together.
After a whirlwind trip, “Bud” the dog reunites with his owner at the Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge in Alfalfa County.
“When we saw the dog’s reaction to the owner, there was no doubt that it was his dog,” said Marge Bart, President and Founder of Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge.
A touching day after Bud had been away from home for long enough. Bart says the black and white pit bull mix was originally stolen from its owner. After that, she tells us, Bud walked in and out of the houses and due to his high energy he constantly ran away.
“The neighbors and everything that hasn’t reached out to us and said, if you don’t take this dog he’s going to get hit by a car, so we said we would take him,” Bart said.
Bud was even listed for free on Facebook at least twice before he was brought to the shelter in March.
“A man contacted us and told us heads had been stolen from his garden and he would like to come and get it,” Bart said.
Bud finally returned home on Monday. But this situation is common at Blue Chip, as they continue their efforts to help the animals in the community.
“Every stray dog, we would love to find its original owner, and that’s why we encourage people to make sure your dogs are microchipped,” Bart said.
So far this year, the Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge has taken in 40 stray animals and 21 have reunited with their owners.
Blue Chip Animal Rescue – 974 Lockville Rd, Dallas, PA 18612 (570) 333-5265