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Complete Stranger Steps Up To Plate When Disgruntled Man Abandons Dog Cross Country

An adorable pitbull mix named Zimba was on a road trip with his owner’s boyfriend, but the good times would come to a close when the couple unexpectedly broke up. That led the disgruntled man to do something unfathomable. He apparently abandoned the pup to fend for itself, and he refused to answer any calls from his now ex-girlfriend. Thankfully, the pup was fitted with a microchip, and the wheels were soon set in motion for a pretty remarkable series of events.

As Little Things shares, the Caroline County Humane Society in Maryland came across Zimba, and they were able to determine that he came from Wichita, Kansas. Volunteers were able to track down the dog’s owner, but there was no way that she was going to be able to make the trek cross country due to family responsibilities. The shelter would explain its conundrum in a post on social media.

“We tried contacting Airlines but that proved to be an unsuccessful solution,” the shelter shared. ”We even contacted the Humane Society where his mom had originally adopted him. They did not have a solution for us either.”

A local man named Zach Holt, who used to work at the shelter, got wind of the story, and he had a solution: he was going to drive Zimba home.

“I’m a bartender. I strictly work, you know, the weekends and Monday and I have Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday off,” he said. “And four days is plenty of time to get to Kansas and back, so I said, ‘Why not?'”

He’s been getting a ton of praise for his kind act, but he’s deflecting those kudos and noting that the real hard work gets done by those that still work and volunteer at the shelter.

“All the hard work, you know, of coordinating everything and having him found, you know, the person that took time out of their day to actually, you know, wrangle Zimba and make sure that they got in contact with somebody,” he continued. “I mean that was awesome… it was just as easy for them to just ride on by and be like ‘Oh look, there’s a stray dog.'”

However, the shelter feels that he deserves a ton of praise as well, especially considering that he’s using his own funds to help Zimba get home.

“Zach is doing this strictly as a volunteer, Asking for nothing.. However we are incredibly grateful and need to try to raise money to cover his gas, tolls, and other expenses incurred,” the shelter noted on social media.

For Zach, just getting Zimba home for the holidays makes it all worthwhile to him.

“I can’t imagine my right-hand man being gone that long,” he adds. “It’s going to be great, I mean, it’s going to be lovely… especially it being so close to Christmas and stuff like that.”

The humane society is tracking the pair’s journey on its social media page, which sounds like it’s entering the realm of a must-follow.

Source: Little Things
Photo: CBS Baltimore

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