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A Florida woman’s long-lost Pyrenees mix has returned home safely after being located via microchip a whopping 1,110 miles away in Boston.

Cynthia Abercrombie tells The Florida-Times Union that her beloved 11-year-old pup Apollo, whom she has had since he was just six months old, escaped from the yard on August 1 and was picked up by a local animal shelter in Massachusetts.

It’s still unclear how Apollo managed to travel such a long distance. Abercrombie says she lives on a fixed income and couldn’t afford to travel across several states to pick up her dog, so East Coast Paws arranged for a relay of drivers to escort him back to his owner.

After thinking several times over the past six weeks that she’d never see him again, Abercrombie is relieved to to have him back. “I am so thankful that there are some wonderful people [who were] taking care of him,” she says.


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