Humane Society upset after Indiana man claims he is the owner of a lost dog found in Georgia

Local News

EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – An update to a heartfelt story we first brought to you on Wednesday that took an unexpected turn.

A dog name Freya was found in Georgia and reunited with an Indiana man after two years.

The reunion between William Bishop and Freya seemed like it was meant to be, but according to the Humane Society in Sullivan, Indiana some things aren’t what they seem.

William bishop was contacted by the humane society of south coastal Georgia after Freya was found astray.

After reading Freya’s microchip, the shelter workers found Bishop still listed as the owner.

Freya was flown out to Indiana from Georgia with the help of the organization Pilots and Paws after Bishop claimed he lost the dog and was excited to get her back.

However according to the humane society in Sullivan, Indiana that wasn’t the case.

According to the Humane Society Manager Tina Baker, the owners in Georgia reached out back in 2017 to update the information on the microchip.

However, it was outside of business hours and they never called back.

Baker says she doesn’t understand why Bishop claimed to be the rightful owner of Freya when he admitted he gave her up due to him not having time to care for her.

“To take advantage of someone who is doing something out of you know just goodwill and the nature of their heart and just taking their own personal time and resources to reunite an animal to its rightful owner it’s just appalling for the animal advocates out there,” says Baker.

Freya is now back at the humane society in Sullivan, Indiana.

Shelter workers plan to return her back to her owners in Brunswick, Georgia.

Baker says other than a weak back leg and a flea allergy, Freya is in good health.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the
Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter.

(This story was originally published on Feb. 21, 2020)

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories