Months Later, and 100 Miles Away, Family's Lost Dog Found

A happy ending for one Michigan family and their beloved dog, missing for months.

By Lauren Traut

A Michigan family's sad story took a fortunate turn—more than two months later and 100 miles away.

The Holloway family, from Stevensville, Mich., lost their dog, Milla, in late April. Two months later, their small terrier was found in south suburban Chicago. They were reunited with it the next day.

What are the odds?

Lemont police said they received a call on June 26 reporting a lost dog that was found near 131st and Derby Road.

The dog, later identified as Milla, was scanned for a microchip, which traced back to its Michigan home roughly 100 miles away.  

"The family dad been looking all over for it," said Lemont Community Service Officer Jason Boyer. "They were just about to give up and go get a new puppy."

Lemont resident Linda Silzer spotted the dog near the road and called police. The family was reunited with their beloved pooch the very next day.

Concerned mother of 3 July 20, 2014 at 09:39 AM
Yorkies have no sense of direction. My friend's yorkie ran away and kept going. She was found quite a distance from the house. Our Jack Russell Terrier lived in five different houses over 15 years and always came back within the hour.
Carrie Scott July 20, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Humanity is still alive!!
Linnea Merriman July 21, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Great story!
Obtuse man July 21, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Surviving 2 months implies the dog was fed and cared for for a period of that time. While not necessarily kidnapped, he was evidently kept by someone who probably intended to keep him but, when they discovered the dog was micro chipped and therefore 'hot merchandise', released him to be refound.
Susan Zitzler July 21, 2014 at 01:46 PM
I be lice someone picked up the dog and took it so far away. Dog then ran away and then was found wandering and reported list


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