Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Pets Feed
After her old family moved into a new home in Seminole City, Oklahoma, they decided they couldn’t keep Cathleen, a 6-year-old Great Pyrenees mix, and gave her to someone who lived in Prague. , Oklahoma, less than 20 miles away, according to KOCO.
The home was supposed to be temporary while the Seminole Humane Society found her a new family, but Cathleen, who had lived with her family since she was a puppy, missed them so much, so she decided to take matters into her own hands. . She walked from Prague to Seminole twice looking for her family.
Seminole Humane Society Treasurer Marta Mattingly said:
“Animal Control saw her wandering around the neighborhood where she used to live. She obviously was looking for her old family… but they just didn’t share the same loyalty that she did for them.”
No one but Cathleen knows how she made the 20-mile journey safely. She was returned to her new owner, but she was so desperate to find her family that, a few days later, she did it again.
“ When they first brought her in, we just took her to the house that her owners had given her to. After a second time, we thought she would be safer to find a home a little further away.”
Cathleen was given a clean bill of health after a veterinary exam and she was put up for adoption shortly thereafter.
Poor dog walks 20 miles 2 times to look for the family that abandoned her
It wasn’t long before she captured the hearts of shelter workers, and apps began flooding in from people wanting to adopt the loyal pooch.
It is not clear why Cathleen’s family could no longer care for her; several people commented that they would donate money to help them. Marta said the organization had contacted them and would post on Facebook if the family agreed. If not, the shelter already had several applications to adopt Cathleen.
“Our local news station came and did a story on her, and we started getting calls from all over the country. She is wonderful, very docile, good with other dogs and she loves all people. She is a laid back girl, really good.”
While Cathleen looked a bit upset about losing her old family, she now has a new family that will give her all the love she deserves from her.
In her new home in Texas, Cathleen has four siblings to play with, as well as some kids to run around and cuddle with.
And, most importantly, she has a secure fenced-in yard with acres of land to explore.
Marta is sure that Cathleen will love being there.
“It was really phenomenal how many people were willing to drive hundreds of miles to adopt her. We had some wonderful applications from all over, but we only have one Cathleen. And she found the perfect family in the end.”
Images: Seminole Humane Society
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