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On October 1st, 2012 we received a report that a Pit Bull was lost a few counties over. A young woman traveling from Utah to Massachusetts had stopped at an exit in Montpelier, Ohio. Hannah opened the car door and her dog, Captain, slipped out and ran off. She called and went after him but he never came back.

We couldn’t get Captain off our minds! We made flyers and went looking for him. Captain had on tags and was microchipped. We passed out flyers to all businesses off the turnpike and then proceeded to go into town. On one of our stops a man told us that he was sure he had seen Captain while mowing lawns. He gave me directions and off we went!

We were so excited that we could hardly stand it! We pulled in the driveway and saw a dog in a pen that looked like Captain! I went to the door and knocked. When the man answered I showed him the flyer and asked if I could go look at the dog. I pulled out my microchip scanner, he was chipped! I called the chip company and verified that this dog was indeed Captain!

Boy, was Hannah excited, I don’t think any of us could believe it! Captain stayed with the rescue for five nights while travel arrangements were made. Hannah and her dad flew from Boston, MA to Pittsburgh, PA, and I drove from Defiance, Ohio to meet them there. As soon as Captain heard his mom’s voice he started to get excited. When he got out of the van he was so happy he ran right to her and knocked her down! We sure do wish Captain a happy and healthy life!

A Labor of Love Dog Rescue

Defiance, Ohio USA

Lisa Fortner
Defiance, OH

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