Feb 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - A Siberian husky who broke loose from her chain in rural Duluth on New Year's Day was found safe seven weeks later -- almost 300 miles away near the Iowa border.
Teresa and Nick Musel searched for 1-year-old Chassis by snowmobile, four-wheeler, truck and on foot, and also pored over online postings. They got nowhere until getting a tip from a woman who had seen a Craigslist post for a husky found in southern Minnesota, the Duluth News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/AnAXhW).
The husky had been taken in by a family in Taopi, Minn., after it was hanging around their property. A video chat convinced Teresa Musel to make the 5-hour drive, where she confirmed it was Chassis -- thinner, with thorns matted in her fur and a strong skunk smell.
Musel says Chassis is back home, eating and drinking constantly. She now has a microchip.
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