Dog found in Bonner Springs returned to owner in Colorado
Thanks to the efforts of Bonner Animal Rescue, a dog found on Interstate 70 was returned to its home in Colorado earlier this week.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority contact Bonner Springs Animal Control the morning of June 7, having found the dog, a Staffordshire terrier, on the side of the highway near the 118th Street bridge. The dog had a microchip, but the phone number connected to the chip, based in Mississippi, was no longer current.
The city impounded the dog and notified Bonner Animal Rescue to allow the volunteer group to try to find a home for the dog. The group discovered through its connections with other animal groups on Facebook that the owner of the dog, named Chumley, was now in Colorado and had reported the dog as stolen.
Janet Crouch, spokesperson for BAR, said the group arranged for the dog to be taken to a pet foster home in Lake Lotawana, Mo., where an animal transport group picked him up to take him back to his owner in Denver.