KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Imagine losing your dog only to find he's been adopted off to a new owner. That's what happened to one Kansas City man, and now he's on a mission to get his dog back.
Billy Eades says his dog Hank, a wire haired Dachshund, should be at home right now with him instead of at a new home with a new owner.
Hundreds have virtually joined Eades' cause to bring Hank home via a Facebook page dedicated to finding Hank.
"He's my best friend and I'm his best friend," Eades said.
Eades posted photos of Hank all over the internet.
"I had put out some fliers for him, posted on Craigslist," he said.
Several days later, a friend finally found him online except with a new name and a new owner. Hank was now known as Mr. Snaggle.
"He said, ‘I know this is Hank,'" Eades said.
It turns out Hank was taken to Waysde Waifs animal shelter where just like every animal they receive, personnel scanned him for a microchip to see where he came from.
Hank didn't have one.
So, they placed his picture online and waited five days to give time for the owner to claim him.
Eades said he called the shelter as soon as he saw Hank was there, but it was too late.
Now, whether he's reunited with his best friend is no longer up to the shelter. Eades hopes the owner will help.
"It's up to her, it's her decision," he said.