Man ordered to return dog flown back to IN

Man ordered to return dog flown back to IN
Published: Feb. 20, 2020 at 10:12 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The “missing” dog, who was flown to Indiana on Wednesday, is back at the Sullivan County Humane Society after the man claiming to be her owner was ordered to turn her over.

A microchip led the Brunswick Georgia Humane Society to think Freya was someone’s long-lost pet. So they arranged for volunteer pilots to bring her home.

We were there as volunteer pilots thought they were bringing Freya home and believed she’d been missing for several years.

But this tale took a turn when the “good news” spread on social media. We soon learned Freya didn’t belong in Indiana at all.

Sullivan County Humane Society Manager Tina Baker knows Freya. She was there when William Bishop adopted the dog several years ago.

She tells us Bishop eventually gave Freya away, which is against the rules.

They were never able to track her down.

We found out Freya passed through three more homes before landing at the Brunswick Georgia Humane Society.

“I would never have given Freya to my friend if I knew her intention was to give her to the humane society,” said Alexis Lynch.

And that’s how Freya ended up on a plane, back to Indiana.

“I called Mr. Bishop and asked if he was in possession of Freya," Baker explained. "I informed him Freya needed to come to my facility.”

Now, Freya is back in the same shelter where she lived in 2016.

She has a flea allergy, but otherwise, Baker says, she’s in good health. The only thing she really needs is a real home.

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