4. Buck, Who Traveled 500 Miles to Find his Pet Parent
When Mark Wessells was moving, he decided to leave his beloved black labrador with his father some 500 miles away from his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. But Buck had other plans – he wanted to stay with his pet parents. Buck escaped from the yard and the family was never able to find him. A few months later, a man found Buck wandering around a neighborhood back home in Myrtle Beach, and when he couldn’t find anyone to claim the dog, decided to keep him. He took him to the vet, who checked for a microchip. Buck was reunited with Wessells, and the rest is history!
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5. Emily, The Cat Who Traveled from Wisconsin to France
How did a cat cross an ocean? By wandering into a shipping container, of course. Emily wandered into a paper company’s distribution center near her hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin. The shipping container made stops in Chicago and Belgium before †making it to its final destination in Nancy, France. Workers there read her tags and called her vet back in the United States. Emily was eventually reunited with her family — and she even flew first class back home!
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6.†CapitŠn, the Devoted Companion
You might need to break out the tissues for this one. CapitŠn the German Shepard was crushed when his human companion passed away in 2006. He even ran away from home, leaving the rest of the family behind. After searching high and low for the devastated pooch, the family finally found him: at his human companion’s grave site. CapitŠn had never been to the site, leading the family to believe that he found it by tracking the man’s scent. And, for the past six years, CapitŠn refused to budge.