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Family Receives Huge Surprise From California After Texas Flooding Separated Them From Beloved Pit Bull

When severe flooding hit San Marcos, Texas on Memorial Day weekend, Eddie Hurtado and his family had to leave Thor and their two other dogs behind. Hurtado said there was high ground at the back of their home that would keep the dogs safe, but when the family returned they saw that the surrounding fence had been washed away. When they returned, all three dogs were gone.

Hurtado said the family quickly found their chow-mix Angel, who was in an alley behind the house. Unfortunately, their female pit bull Dallas was still missing. In October, their pit bull Thor was brought to the Del Norte County Animal Shelter in Crescent City, California.

He was underweight and had some fleas, but no other major problems. The shelter then found the dog was microchipped, so they were able to contact the Hurtado family to share the amazing news. The shelter's director, Justin Riggs, said, "It was one of the rare situations where an animal was chipped and the information was correct. So we were able to get a hold of the owner pretty quickly."

The next issue was how to bring Thor 2,000 miles home. The Hurtados couldn't afford the estimated $1,500 transportation costs as they worked to repair their flood-damaged home. They were then forced to evacuate their home again after heavy rains and flooding hit Texas last week.

Thor remained at the shelter for the past month. He no longer has fleas and is being fed double portions of food. Riggs made sure Thor had a place to stay as people tried to help the family find a way to bring him home.

Orange County transport driver, Bruce Heinichen, offered to take Thor with him on the way to Houston and drop him off in San Marcos. The $665 bill was split by two Good Samaritans in Austin.

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