Dog Lost in Idaho, Found in Minnesota

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A Bethel, MN woman is nursing a lost dog back to health after finding her on the side of the road this weekend – 1300 miles from home. 

“When we found her, she was crying,” Katy Murschel said. “She would try and wag her tail but she was crying. You could feel her bones. Her hip bones are definitely sticking out.”

Murschel had the dog scanned for a microchip and was able to contact the prior owner of the dog, who expressed little or no concern for their lost pet. “She didn’t ask how she was,” Murschel said. As sad as that may be, it’s likely good news for Polly, who has taken up permanent residence with Murschel and her menagerie of animals – many of them adopted by Murschel, who just so happens to work for Paws 4 a Cause.

While no explanation for her 1300 mile journey has been determined, perhaps Polly ended up exactly where she needed to be – where she was wanted.

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40 thoughts on “Dog Lost in Idaho, Found in Minnesota”

  1. Just concerned about the last comment in the video; ‘Katie is going to keep the dog, unless the owners step forward’ I say abandonment means the previous owners lose the option. Yay Katie folks like you make me proud to be a human!

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  2. What a sad story with a very happy ending!!! Polly did the smart thing in getting herself to MN.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  3. Katy you are an angel,keep her even if the owners step forward,if they didnt care before,they do not deserve to have Polly back,polly is so happy to be with you,her face almost beams when she is near you.What a wonderful kind loving person you are,,,,,bravo

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