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No One Knows How This Dog Traveled More Than 50 Miles Across The Kansas City Metro

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KMBC-TV via AP
Cleo, a 4-year-old Labrador retriever mix who disappeared from her home in Kansas earlier this month and turned up a few days later at her old home in Missouri.

When a yellow Labrador named Cleo went missing from Olathe, Kansas, her owners were very surprised to hear she had been found in Lawson, Missouri.

Cleo had somehow traveled to her owner's former home, more than 50 miles away.

  • Colton Michael, City of Kearney, Missouri, building inspector
  • Dr. Wayne Hunthausen, Westwood Animal Hospital owner, veterinarian and animal behaviorist
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