In late November, a pit bull mix was found abandoned in Maryland.
Luckily, the pup had a microchip on him, and the Caroline County Humane Society was able to find out where he came from: Wichita, Kansas.
Eventually, the amazing volunteers at the Humane Society were able to get in touch with the dog’s mom, and that’s when they learned the bizarre story of how he ended up all the way in Maryland.
The pup, who is named Zimba, had embarked on an exciting road trip with his mom’s boyfriend at the time. But while they were out on the road, Zimba’s mom says she and her boyfriend broke up, leaving the boyfriend bitter and upset. He was so angry that he apparently abandoned Zimba in Maryland, and stopped answering any phone calls from his ex-girlfriend, CBS Local Baltimore is reporting.
Zimba’s mom had been looking for him since he vanished and was “thrilled” to find out he was safe and sound. However, she couldn’t figure out how she’d be able to make the more than 1,000-mile journey to pick him up because of her job and kids.
Then, Zach Holt found out about Zimba’s story.
Zach used to work at the shelter, and his girlfriend still works there. When she told him about Zimba, he offered right away to drive the pup 1,000 miles home to Kansas. He says he’s a bartender who only works weekends, so he had the entire week free and figured “why not?”
So Zach and Zimba met up, jumped into the car, and hit the road.
Zach and Zimba haven’t arrived in Wichita just yet, but they’re having a wonderful time on their road trip, which you can follow along on the Caroline County Humane Society Facebook page. Zach says he can’t wait to see the incredible reunion when Zimba finally gets home.
Zach hasn’t asked for anything in return to his journey, but the Humane Society is raising money to pay for tolls and gas along the way.