Michael Buckley wasn’t planning on stopping in Atlanta, Georgia on his trip. However, car troubles forced him to pull off there for repairs, and forced him to stay overnight. After getting a new tire and a hotel room for the night, Michael found out his car was stolen, with his best friend Tazzie still inside. At this point, he’s been in Atlanta for over four days now, and is not going anywhere without his best bud.
He and Tazzie had been on their way from their home in South Carolina, to Colorado. After getting a flat going through Atlanta on the I-20 he was forced off the highway and had to get the tire fixed and an unscheduled hotel room for the evening.
Not being from the area, Michael had to stop to ask for directions back to the highway so he could get to the hotel he had book for the pair. After getting out of the vehicle yet again for help, he came back only to find that it was being stolen, and so was Tazzie.
“I couldn’t believe it was happening. I chased after it, I tripped and fell. I must have looked like a fool but all I could think about was my dog,” said Michael.
The next day, Atlanta police located Michael’s car, but Tazzie was nowhere to be found. A few other items were missing from the vehicle as well. Michael couldn’t possibly care less about the car or the missing items, all he wants is his best friend back.
“The dog is all that mattered to me and that’s all I want back now,” Michael said. “I’ll give them my car to get the dog back. I just want my puppy back. I love that thing.”
Now, Michael is not leaving the area without his dog, or at very least, some answers. He’s been there over four days now still looking for Tazzie, but with no success yet. So for now, Michael’s move to Colorado is on hold.
“You know, I don’t really want to leave Atlanta until I’ve exhausted every option finding this dog so I’m here a couple more days at least, hoping she turns up.”