A dog from Florida, missing for more than two months, has been found 1,400 miles (2,253 kilometers) away in Michigan.
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Kris Gibson discovered Simba last week standing at her fence in Mount Morris Township, north of Flint. She lured him with a snack and took him to an animal clinic, which confirmed the dog’s identity through his microchip.
“Usually when I find dogs, they never ever have a chip. I was pretty shocked,” Gibson told MLive.com.
Kassidy Gruno, a veterinary assistant at Mayfair Animal Hospital, believes the dog, a Canary mastiff, might have been abducted with the intent of selling him. Simba is from Miami.
“They are thousand-dollar dogs,” Gruno said. “The cheapest one around here was $1,800.”
Gibson was making arrangements to return Simba to Florida.
The Associated Press contributed to this article