An Australian man said he came home to find a dog that wasn't his after spreading the word about his missing pug.
Luke Neville said he was eating breakfast with his brother, when he realized his dog "must have snuck out" the open front door.
Neville told Buzzfeed News that he and his brother searched for the pug, Bella, for hours. They asked neighbors and people in the area to keep a lookout for the missing dog in the hopes that she'd be returned to their home soon. Neville posted a photo of Bella on his Facebook page Saturday, asking for help finding her.
A friend of Neville who heard about Bella's disappearance saw a sign advertising a lost dog that had been found and got in contact with the people holding it. When he found out the found dog was a pug, he went to pick it up, assuming it was Bella.
The friend dropped the dog off at Neville's house.
"I got home from a search, (and) I thought it was Bella back home, so I started patting her before realizing something was off," Neville said.
The dog wasn't Bella.
Neville contacted the local council ranger, who told him that there was a pug at the pound that matched Bella's description, but he had to wait until the next day to pick up his dog.
But he still had to care for the other dog for the night. He named it Not-Bella.
According to Buzzfeed, Neville checked local pet listings and learned that a family reported another pug as having gone missing that day. He assumed Not-Bella was the missing pug.
The family eventually met up with Neville and claimed Not-Bella, which turned out to be its missing dog, and ultimately, Neville was reunited with Bella.
See more at Buzzfeed News.
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