Missing LA Dog Turns Up in Florida—3 Years Later
Microchip, pet detective reunite Bayou with owner
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 5, 2013 9:23 AM CDT
Updated Jul 5, 2013 10:37 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Three years ago, a Los Angeles man lost his pit bull; he thinks an ex-roommate took the dog after she was informed she had to move out. Now, Bayou the dog has reemerged—all the way across the country. What happened in the meantime remains a mystery, but Bayou and Eric Hough are about to reunite, the Los Angeles Times reports. Believed to be a stray, the dog was given to a Brevard County, Florida, shelter last month; fortunately, he'd been implanted with a microchip.

The chip gave his owner's name as Eric Hough, but the attached phone numbers didn't work, says a shelter staffer. Given the vast distance between dog and owner, the shelter struggled to send the dog home. That's when a "pet detective" entered the picture. "I love these impossible cases, so I spent a lot of time, a lot of emails, a lot of phone calls, trying to track down this person," says Ryan Gamache. Indeed, he tried to get in touch with every Eric Hough in California, he says. Finally, he found the right one on Facebook, and Bayou began a days-long trip home June 27. He's due to arrive on Sunday. "I can't lose him again," says Hough.

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Estrus
Jul 7, 2013 2:37 PM CDT
I suggest you go back and reread the story, she was on west coast not the east coast, he relocated to Florida, the question is how did the dog get to Florida.. but you might be partly right if she was to move there to keep track of Eric like most possive women do.. she might not have been able to tract where Eric is, so release the dog and follow the trail, it made headlines and bingo she found Eric, now he has to deal with a stocker.. a lot of variables..
ashthe1
Jul 5, 2013 4:24 PM CDT
“Get real” …no mystery here. The roommate that he kicked out, most likely his girl friend took the dog with her. She was later kicked some place else and ended up where dogs are not allowed. The dog ended up in the shelter. Again, “Get real”.
McGturtle
Jul 5, 2013 4:15 PM CDT
Ace Ventura saves the day