When the Caroline County Humane Society in Maryland found a stray Pitbull mix with a microchip, they discovered the dog’s owner was in far away Wichita, Kansas. She had been missing her beloved pet, Zimba, since her ex took the dog on a road trip and abandoned the pup along the way when the couple broke up.
The woman was thrilled to know Zimba was safe, but since the woman has kids and a job, she couldn’t make the 1,300 mile trip to Maryland to pick him up. When the humane society couldn’t come up with a way to get Zimba back home, Zach Holt stepped up and volunteered to do it.
Zach used to work at the shelter and his girlfriend currently does, so when she told him Zimba’s story he was happy to help. "I'm a bartender," he explains. "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?'"
If you want to donate to help cover the cost of his gas, tolls, hotel, or other expenses, check out the Carolina County Humane Society’s website.
Zach and Zimba’s journey was documented on the humane society’s Facebook page. See it all below: