2008-11-06 / Local & State

Dog Found 1,000 Miles From Home Is Back In Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Maltese dog named Max is back home in Florida after he was found in Chicago - 1,000 miles from where he disappeared.

Max is to be reunited with his owner Richard Gonzalez on Sunday.

On Saturday, Joanne Couture, who runs Li'l Lap Dog Rescue, picked up Max from Delta's cargo office at Orlando International Airport. She took him home for the night.

Max disappeared from the west Florida city of Brandon almost six months ago. An animal-control shelter in Chicago had picked up Max, and the microchip implanted in the pooch's body linked him to Gonzalez.

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