The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Man Trades Pit Bull for 'Drugs or Cash', Which Leads to a Heartfelt Reunion

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Man Trades Pit Bull for 'Drugs or Cash', Which Leads to a Heartfelt Reunion

It was a joyous reunion this weekend for a stolen pit bull named Trucker and his owner Graham Holiman after a good Samaritan paved the way to bring the stolen dog home after four months, according to KFSM5.

Trucker, a four year old pit bull, was stolen from Holiman's Fayetteville, Arkansas home on June 28, 2014 when a man who was staying with him had taken Trucker for a walk. He never came back.

Holiman was heartbroken and did everything he could think of to find Trucker. Holiman and his sister, Julia Clark, put up flyers and searched all over the neighborhood. Holiman had just about given up.

Then they received the phone call every missing-pet owner waits for: Trucker had been found. But the call wasn't local – Trucker had been found almost 1,000 miles away in Denver, Colorado.

A good Samaritan had been propositioned by a homeless man to take a pit bull in return for a bag of marijuana or $50 cash. She gave the man $50 and took the pit bull to the nearest shelter, Clear Creek County Animal Shelter in Dumont, Colorado.

The shelter scanned for a microchip and contacted Clark, who was overjoyed at the news. Clark and Holiman drove 15 hours straight through Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 and were at the shelter first thing Sunday morning when they opened.

Holiman was overwhelmed and told KFSM news that it was the happiest he ever felt and thought he was going to hyperventilate.

Trucker got a clean bill of health but lost about 15 pounds. Clark and Holiman paid the good Samaritan the $50 she paid to get Trucker and the shelter gave the woman a reward.


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