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Lost California Canine Discovered in Michigan, Reunites with Family

DETROIT (AP) — A terrier mix from California, missing since the summer, was found over 2,000 miles away in a Detroit suburb.

Last week, Harper Woods police received a report of a stray dog, located the canine, and contacted a local animal welfare organization.

The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society determined that the dog, named Mishka, had a microchip implanted, which contained contact details for her owners.

Mishka’s owner, Mehrad Houman, resides in San Diego and was en route to Minnesota when he received the good news. He promptly drove an additional 10 hours to Michigan to be reunited with Mishka, as documented in a Facebook post by the adoption group, complete with images and a video.

The group remarked, “This is the kind of story Hollywood dreams are made of.”

Mishka had strayed from Houman’s workplace, an auto repair shop, in July and failed to come back. Her collar bore the family’s phone number.

Corinne Martin, the director of the animal welfare group, speculated, “The collar was probably stolen, sold, and somehow ended up in Michigan.”

Houman’s wife, Elizabeth, expressed her relief and joy, stating, “It’s been an incredible journey. I never stopped searching. I distributed over a thousand flyers, kept one on my car’s back windshield, and wore her leash while looking for her… Now I’m eager to learn how she made her way to Michigan.”

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