A truck driver’s job entails a lot of time on the road. This can be a fun and adventurous career for many people until something terrible happens.
Everything appeared hopeful at first as a woman named Melissa was driving a truck with her rescue puppy at her side. However, some road repairs cause her dog to escape and run down the interstate.
Melissa was thousands of miles away from home, so she had no idea how to track down the puppy and bring her home as quickly as possible. Despite this, she continued to look for the puppy as much as she could.
Maybelle, the dog, also known as Hope by some, escaped from the truck while in New York. As they pulled over, Maybelle took off. Melissa pursued the dog for as long as she could, despite being a notorious runner. She drove up and down the interstate, but she couldn’t stay for more than one night.
Melissa was worried when she realized Maybelle had gone missing. Melissa lives near the West Coast, so finding a lost dog on the East Coast was difficult. On the other hand, she never gave up on Hope and continued to look for the puppy online.
Fortunately, Maybelle was discovered by the Cortland County SPCA on the same night she ran away. When no one claimed the puppy right away, they discussed putting her up for adoption. On the other hand, the shelter workers enjoyed having her around, and they assumed she had a loving family seeking her.
Fortunately, Melissa quickly discovered a photo of Maybelle on the Lost Dogs of Finger Lakes Facebook group. Nonetheless, she needed to find a way to travel across the nation to pick up her furry friend. Melissa had to make travel arrangements from Oklahoma to New York to reunite with Maybelle. Fortunately, the shelter was delighted to help her through the process.
Maybelle was delighted to see her mother again, and she was also reunited with her canine companion, Buddy. The road that brought Melissa and Maybelle together was not easy, but it was well worth it. A human’s connection with their dog cannot be broken by distance.
All photos courtesy of @cortlandcountyspca/Facebook