Max’s 1,000 Mile Journey

Max the Maltese went missing from his backyard in Brandon, FL five months ago. His owner thought he was gone forever, but it seems Max...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Oct 31st 2008


Max the Maltese went missing from his backyard in Brandon, FL five months ago. His owner thought he was gone forever, but it seems Max wanted to be back for Halloween.

A Maltese dog named Max is headed home to Florida after he was spotted in Chicago, 1,000 miles from where he vanished.

Richard Gonzalez had reported a pet theft after Max disappeared several months ago from his daughter’s yard in Brandon, Fla. Gonzalez says he thought that Max would never get far. But the pooch was identified in Chicago by an implanted microchip.

Gonzalez contacted the North Central Maltese Rescue to retrieve Max. Rescue director Mary Palmer had the dog taken to Racine, Wis., and he will be flown Saturday to Florida.

Looks like Max won’t make in time for trick or treating after all, but I don’t think there’s a better treat than returning home.

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