Stranger Brings Dog Home


What started out as a horror story for one dog owner has turned into a wonderful “home for the holidays” reunion, thanks to one man.

The story began when a thin, stray Pit Bull was found alone on the streets in Maryland in late November. Fortunately, the dog had a microchip, and the Caroline County Humane Society was able to reach his owner, who lived 1300 away in Wichita, Kansas.

“We called the number and spoke to his mom. The story is as follows: His mom’s boyfriend left Kansas to come to Maryland for a brief stay with their dog. However while he was here, the couple broke up. And the ‘now ex-boyfriend’ abandoned Zimba.

He would not return her phone calls,” the Caroline County Humane Society (CCHS) related to KSNT News.

The animal shelter tried to arrange to get Zimba home because his mom could not make the drive because of her children and her job. They contacted airlines, the original Humane Society where his mom had originally adopted him, but couldn’t come up with a solution. That’s when Zach Holt stepped up. Zach used to work for the CCHS and he offered to drive Zimba back home!

“I’m a bartender,” he told WJZ Baltimore. “I strictly work, you know, the weekends and Monday and I have Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday off. And four days is plenty of time to get to Kansas and back, so I said, ‘Why not?’”