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Missing dog found in Wisconsin taking long trip home

Courtesy: Andrew Krueger, Duluth News Courtesy: Andrew Krueger, Duluth News

SUPERIOR (WKOW) -- A dog at a Wisconsin shelter will return to Florida after more than a year away.

Endo, a 115 lbs. mastiff, had a microchip in his shoulder that told shelter workers in Superior he had a home 1,500 miles away.

In May 2011, Endo broke through the fence around Denise and Tommy Hartzog's yard in Cape Coral, Florida. 

Denise told the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune the family presumed an alligator had gotten the dog.

Officials at the Animal Allies shelter say it appears someone in Florida found Endo, couldn't find his owners and brought him to Minnesota. That person later gave Endo to someone in Duluth, who then gave him to someone in Superior, where Endo escaped again.

He was taken to the shelter on January 2 and Animal Allies plans to give him a send-off on Wednesday.

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