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Dog found in Hamilton returning home to Texas

HAMILTON, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- Anytime now, a dog who has been on quite a journey is about to be reunited with his owners in Texas.

Corbin, a dachshund-chihuahua mix known as a cha-weenie, ran away from his home in Killeen, Texas last week.  He was found abandoned in Hamilton some 1,100 miles from home.
   
Four days after he dug a hole under a backyard fence, Corbin somehow turned up in Butler County.  Surveillance video shows an unidentified woman abandoning him in the middle of the night at the Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton.  Employees say Corbin was found the next morning tied to a bench and drenched from the rain.

Meg Stephenson from the Animal Friends Humane Society, said, "And it was thanks to a microchip, inserted into the skin of the dog, that allowed Corbin to be reunited with his family in Texas."

The humane society says a scan of the dog detected a microchip which gave the address of the owner in Killeen, Texas.  Speaking to Local 12 News via Skype, Corbin's owner Mike Saiz says he has no idea how his dog ended up in Hamilton.  But, he is thankful Corbin had a microchip.

Local authorities want to find the mystery woman who abandoned Corbin at the animal shelter.  They have some questions that need answers.

Through Facebook, the owners got in contact with a family from Texas that just so happened to be near Hamilton.  Corbin is now on his way back home.  Mike Saiz says he is grateful to get his dog back.

Another strange twist to this story, the family that's returning Corbin lives about ten blocks away from his owners, but the families have never met.  The dog should arrive home in Killeen around 7 or 8 Wednesday night.


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