Apollo the dog has had quite the journey. The 10-year-old pooch escaped his Jacksonville, Florida house and was discovered over 1-thousand-100 miles away in Swansea, Massachusetts thanks to a microchip. Apollo’s owner, Cynthia Abercrombie, was heartbroken when she found out where exactly her beloved dog ended up because since she lives on a fixed income, she couldn’t travel up to get Apollo.
That’s where East Coast Paws comes in. The organization is a volunteer transport service, which rescues dogs from kill shelters in the South and brings them North to find homes. This time, East Coast Paws arranged for nearly two dozen drivers to drive an hour and half each – delivering Apollo off to the next volunteer.
Bill and Gail Towne took Apollo the final leg of the trip and says it’s great to meet new people and watch them reunite with their missing pets. As Bill puts it, “It just makes all the miles and late nights and everything worthwhile.”
Source: The Florida Times-Union