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Woman Drove From Colorado to Pick Up Shelter Dog in Texas

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“She was so worth the drive!” Alex Wildee posted on the Texas Humane Heroes Facebook page after she adopted a dog from their shelter. Wildee was serious about giving Hannah the 2-year-old Catahoula mix who she found on Petfinder.com a new home, so she drove all the way from Colorado to pick her up in Texas. According to GoogleMaps, the trip was roughly 880 miles, which would take 13.5 hours to make.

“Her spots, blue eyes, and bat ears jumped out at me, she called to my heart,” Wildee told KHOU. “Her being from Texas pulled on my heart strings all the more because Jersey, my Catahoula mix, is also originally from Texas.”

Texas Humane Heroes proudly featured the trio of two Catahoula mixes and Wildee on their social media. They write that Hannah was available for 30 days with no interest from Texans, so it’s wonderful that Wildee came to her rescue. Adoption Center Manager Jenna Gunshinan told KHOU, “I have been in the animal welfare field for over 5 years, and I have never met someone who drove from out of state to adopt a shelter dog they had never met before.”

The Wildee family is now home in Colorado where Hannah got a new name from another state – Alaska.