Lost Dog Found 2,800 Miles From Home - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Lost Dog Found 2,800 Miles From Home

MONTREAL - A Montreal pooch who disappeared last year has miraculously turned up some 4,500 kilometres away in Kamloops, B.C.

The black Labrador named Pollux is afraid of the water and detests the rain, yet she took an adventurous turn upon fleeing through a gate mistakenly left open at her east-end Montreal home last June 20.

Her owner, Isabelle Robitaille, said the family had searched high and low and given up hope they'd ever find the dog they had saved from the SPCA in 2005.

Then on Canada Day 2011, they received a shocking phone call from the SPCA in Kamloops: a dog with a tracking chip containing her information was found in B.C.

Photos sent by the shelter confirmed it, Robitaille said. Pollux was alive and well although a bit leaner than before.

"They told me she was in excellent condition," Robitaille said.

The Labrador retriever had been named Suki by her saviours in the southern interior city of Kamloops, B.C.

But just how she got to B.C. remains a mystery.

On the day she disappeared from the family backyard, it had been raining.

Robitaille suspects she might have hopped into a freight train to avoid the rain. But she says it's also possible that she was picked up by a trucker or a family heading west.

A woman in B.C. found her and gave her a home for three weeks until Pollux could find a place in the Kamloops shelter.

So only Pollux knows the secret of what happened.

"We don't know," said Robitaille.

"And she can't talk."

Getting home won't nearly be as big an ordeal: Pollux will be flying home courtesy SPCA International, who'll foot the bill.

"She's going to be nine this summer so she's going to be home for her birthday," Robitaille said

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