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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Siberian husky who broke loose from her chain in rural Duluth on New Year's Day was found safe seven weeks later — almost 300 miles away near the Iowa border.


Teresa and Nick Musel searched for 1-year-old Chassis by snowmobile, four-wheeler, truck and on foot, and also pored over online postings. They got nowhere until getting a tip from a Cloquet woman who had seen a Craigslist post for a husky found in southern Minnesota, the Duluth News Tribune reports (

The husky had been taken in by a family in Taopi, Minn., after it was hanging around their property. A video chat convinced Teresa Musel to make the 5-hour drive, where she confirmed it was Chassis — thinner, with thorns matted in her fur and a strong skunk smell.

Musel says Chassis is back home now, eating and drinking constantly. She also now has a microchip.


Information from: Duluth News Tribune,

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