INDIANAPOLIS — A dog rescued from the streets of Guam has finally reached his new home after he was found over two weeks since he got loose at the Indianapolis airport and took off.
Peaceful Souls Animal Rescue and Recovery, a local animal rescue who worked with the family to transport the dog, says Toby was rescued after he was found nearly dying on the streets of Guam. After a 14-hour flight to Indiana, his new adoptive family took him out of the crate when Toby escaped outside.
Airport security attempted to corral the dog but were not able to capture him. He was last seen on airport property.
The family asked that anyone who sees Toby contact them. Word spread, and even Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted, “Help find Toby…”
Early Sunday morning, Peaceful Souls Animal Rescue and Recovery announced on Facebook that that they had found Toby and delivered him to his new family.
The animal rescue says they received sightings and learned that Toby had stayed on airport property. After two weeks of “exhausting effort of tracking his patterns and following up on sightings to narrow down his movements to a general location,” the organization set a trap and was successful in catching him.
Peaceful Souls Animal Rescue and Recovery says Toby had lost weight and was covered in ticks, but all things considered, he was in pretty good shape.
“Thank you to our team for being relentless and never giving up. Thank you to his family for loving a dog they didn’t even know and trusting the process for recovery. Thank you to the Good Samaritans that called in the sightings that ultimately led to us being able to get him safe,” Peaceful Souls Animal Rescue and Recovery wrote in a Facebook post.
“Toby, your short life has been filled with pain and fear. Today, your life is changed forever. Stay put now, you hit the jackpot. Rest, sweet boy, you are safe and warm now!!!”