Woman drives from Colorado to Texas to adopt shelter dog

A Colorado woman proved that love knows no limits when she drove from Denver to Texas to adopt a shelter dog she saw online.

Texas Humane Heroes said that Alex Wildee was browsing Petfinder.com when she found Hannah, a 2-year-old Catahoula mix in Killeen, Texas. 

"Her spots, blue eyes, and bat ears jumped out at me, she called to my heart," Wildee said. "Her being from Texas pulled on my heart strings all the more because Jersey, my Catahoula mix, is also originally from Texas."

After several emails with Texas Humane Heroes, Wildee determined that Hannah was a perfect match for home, the only problem was the distance. Wildee looked at other adoptable dogs closer to Denver, but couldn't forget about Hannah.  After a few weeks, a staff member from TXHH emailed Wildee and told her that nobody else had shown any interest in Hannah. 

"I was determined," said Wildee. "I sponsored her adoption fee the next Thursday, switched shifts with my morning manager on Friday so I could be off by 1 p.m., loaded up the car and started driving!"

"Hannah’s adoption story was one of a kind," said Adoption Center Manager, Jenna Gunshinan. "I have been in the animal welfare field for over 5 years and I have never met someone who drove from out of state to adopt a shelter dog they had never met before. Knowing Hannah is now a Colorado girl makes my heart burst with happiness. Having met someone who loves her animals unconditionally makes our job worth every second."

Wildee's current dog, Jersey, and Hannah were fast friends. 

Hannah's new name is Alaska, and Wildee says she now has a forever home in Denver for the rest of her life. 

(© 2016 KVUE)


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