20 volunteers drive missing dog 2,000 miles

A Coonhound named Jake, 7, was returned to his home in Phoenix after going missing.
2:20 | 05/23/18

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We are back now with the story that will make you smile. Volunteers banding together to bring a lost dog home all the way across the country. Diane Macedo is here with the story. What a heartwarming story. It really S you can't look at this and not smile. In a crisis people often form a human chain to pass thing as long. This was kind of like that only this involved cars and a very lost dog and we may never know how Jake ended up so far from home but how he got back is a story to remember. It's the reunion a year in the making. Hi, Jake! Reporter: 7-year-old coonhound Jake went missing from his home in Arizona and in April he was found wandering the streets of roaring spring, Pennsylvania, more than 2,000 miles away. A vet scanned his chip and gave his owner the good news. But there was just one problem. Jake's owners had just had a baby and couldn't make the cross-country trip to pick him up. That's when the dog rescue caring for Jake hatched a master Lann with a nationwide network of dog lovers willing to help. I immediately reached out to my sister Heather who is a transport coordinator and I said, well, you have a really big tank ahead of you. Reporter: Heather coordinated a group of volunteers from across the country all willing to transport Jake as far as they could. I drove Jake 120 miles. I picked up Jake in Conway, Arkansas, and I drove him to van Buren, Arkansas. Reporter: In all 20 volunteers drove him home. We are about to cross into Maryland. Reporter: Making 31 pit stops along the way. It was so cute, it's like he was communicating to us saying, thank you so much for picking me up. Reporter: His owners clearly thankful to have him back. He certainly knows he's home. Might be worth noting his owner says he put on a few pounds so wherever he was, he was eating well. They don't have any idea. They have a theory maybe he got picked up by a truck driver but honestly do not know. That part we may not figure out. But the rescue that helped him out is now collecting donations for some of the costs they incurred. He was with them for a month but a happy ending all the way around and so many people came together to make it happen. He remembered what home was like. It certainly seemed so. He was howling toward the end as if he was saying thank you. Went out for a dog bone and ended up 2,000 miles away from home. A sweet story. We needed that. There you go. Happy Wednesday.

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