Dog found in Maryland reunited with Wichita owner

Published: Dec. 5, 2017 at 12:02 PM CST
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Zimba the dog is back home. And, it's all thanks to Zach Holt.

The former humane society worker drove Zimba from Ridgely, Maryland to Wichita, Kansas to reunite the dog with his owner.

"I’m very truly blessed that Zach brought him back to me. I’m a single mom, so I wasn’t able to get away from work to get to him. If I could have, I would have drove all the way to get him," said Zimba's owner, Ikea Mosley.

Zimba was abandoned by Mosley's ex-boyfriend in Maryland. But because he was microchipped, the Caroline County Humane Society was able lookup Mosley's information and let her know the dog had been found.

Zach said he didn't mind making the trip in order to make the reunion happen. He said he was just happy to see Zimba and Mosley back together.

"It’s worth it. It’s well worth it. All the love and support we’ve gotten," said Zach. "It’s more than worth it. It’s very fulfilling."

The story of Zach's goodwill has gone viral and been shared thousands of times.

Zach says now that his good deed is complete, he plans to grab a bite to eat, grab some sleep and head back home.


A Wichita dog is on his way back to Kansas after being found all the way out in Maryland.

The Caroline County Humane Society found the dog in November. They later found out his name is Zimba.

Zimba was very thin, but also very sweet.

When they ran his microchip, it came up with a Wichita address. They contacted the owner, who said her boyfriend had gone to Maryland for a short trip with the dog - but then they broke up.

After trying several different ideas for getting Zimba home, a former Humane Society worker, Zach, volunteered to make the 1,300 mile drive to get Zimba home. He's funding the trip himself, but the Humane Society is asking for donations to help cover the gas, tolls and other expenses.

The Caroline County Humane Society says it will keep everyone posted on Zach and Zimba's travels. You can follow them here:

If you'd like to make a donation, you can do that here:

UPDATE! Just to be sure that everyone is aware that Zimba made it safely back to Wichita, Kansas. And Zach made it...

Posted by Caroline County Humane Society on Tuesday, December 5, 2017