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Missing Texas dog found in Ohio four days later

Corbin, a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix was found 1000 miles from home
Corbin, a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix was found 1000 miles from home
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It is well over 1000 miles from where the 3-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix named Corbin went missing to where he was found, four days later. How can a small dog travel that far in just four days? It’s a mystery, but according to a Dayton Daily News report on April 2, 2014, the missing Texas dog was found in Hamilton, Ohio.

Corbin went missing from his back yard in Texas and was found tied to a bench in front of Animal Friends Humane Society, in Hamilton. When the shelter staff scanned the dog for a microchip, they found that he belonged in Texas.

According to the report, a surveillance camera shows a woman tying Corbin to the bench, but it remains a mystery as to how the small dog ended up over 1000 miles from home in just four days. Did someone steal the dog and travel to Ohio with him? It seems impossible for such a small dog to have traveled that far from home on his own.

Corbin has been returned to his owners, thanks to his microchip. While they are thrilled to have their dog back, they are very confused as to how he ended up in Ohio. Would you think to spread your search for a missing dog out to cover nearly 1000 miles from home if he had only been missing a few days?

More than likely, someone picked Corbin up and traveled with him. Why he was left at the shelter in Hamilton is a mystery that shelter staff would like answered. They are asking anyone that has any information on who tied Corbin to their bench to contact the Butler County Sheriff's Office Dog Warden Division at 513-785-6542.

If your dog is missing and an immediate search of the local area hasn’t turned anything up, extend your search to a nationwide missing pet registry. It is also a good idea to ask others on Facebook to share the information about your pet, no matter where they live. Corbin’s story goes to show that a missing pet can turn up anywhere…even a 1000 miles from home in only four days.

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