Dog Lost In Florida Back With Kansas City Family For Christmas

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Stock photo of a dachshund (credit: Martin Rogers/Getty Images)

Stock photo of a dachshund (credit: Martin Rogers/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No one knows exactly how Addison the dachshund got lost in Florida recently, but at least she’s home in Kansas for Christmas.

When the affectionate dog arrived at animal services in Tampa this month, workers suspected she’d come from a loving home. A scan of her implanted microchip revealed she belongs to a family in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kan.

Local dachshund lovers stepped in to help get her home. An elementary school teacher donated her frequent-flier miles and bought a seat on an airplane for the dog and herself. They arrived Monday.

Addison’s owner left the dog temporarily this summer with family in Arizona, who then moved to Florida. That’s where the dog was lost. But Addison was reunited with her owners at the airport Monday.

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