Dog in 155-mile trek home taking seven days after being accidentally left behind

A dog completed an epic 155-mile walk home after being accidentally left behind by its owner who drove off without it.

Alex Munteanu appealed to the public to help track down his missing pooch Arya – while also begging people not to shoot her due to her uncanny resemblance to a wolf.

The pooch made a 155-mile, seven-day trek back home to Sibiu in Romania after being left behind in the city of Cluj Napoca on August 19.

During the car journey, Arya escaped from her cage during a stop off – with the driver carrying on without realising she was gone.

The one-year-old female Czechoslovakian wolf breed then astonishingly managed to trace the rest of the journey home as she followed the path of the car.

After realising his pet was missing, Alex set a reward of €1,000 (£895) for anyone who helped find the dog, sparking a frantic search by animal lovers in the Transylvania region.

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Area was finally tracked down on August 26 after walking the 155-mile distance from where she went missing to the town of Pitesti.

The animal is said to have been exhausted, limping and suffering from wounds inflicted by other dogs – but is now said to be “fine” following the epic journey.

Mihai Popescu, an animal rights activist and one of the people involved in the search, said: "She was running after cars the whole time.

"Now she is fine and home, with Alex."

Meanwhile, Alex gave an insight in to the happy reunion with his dog.

He said that after being found "all the way home she was sleeping with her nose next to him".

He added: "The reward of £895 was refused by those who found Arya and instead of the money, they accepted a couple of beers."

  • Animals
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