When Zimba was abandoned by his owner's ex-boyfriend, the Pit Bull had no way of getting home. But one man named Zach was determined to make Zimba's Christmas wish come true. And just wait until you see the last photo...
What started out as a horror story for one dog owner has turned into a wonderful “home for the holidays” reunion, thanks to one man.
“We called the number and spoke to his mom. The story is as follows: His mom’s boyfriend left Kansas to come to Maryland for a brief stay with their dog. However while he was here, the couple broke up. And the ‘now ex-boyfriend’ abandoned Zimba. He would not return her phone calls,” the Caroline County Humane Society (CCHS) related to KSNT News.
“I’m a bartender,” he told WJZ Baltimore. “I strictly work, you know, the weekends and Monday and I have Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday off. And four days is plenty of time to get to Kansas and back, so I said, ‘Why not?'”
That’s when Zach and Zimba’s Great Adventure began and was chronicled by the Humane Society. The community pitched in donations to help pay for gas and lodgings and Zach posted pictures and videos of their road trip.
Finally, several weeks after he was found, Zimba reached his destination and was back in his mother’s arms.
They added, “And remember: microchips do work! Zimba would never have found his way home without his…and his mom had properly registered it and kept information current!”
Here is a video of Zimba’s reunion with his family shot live as it happened (note: reunion begins at 14:59).
Happy life, Zimba! Safe travels home, Zach!
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