Long haul: Dog lost on South Carolina highway found in Miami

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MIAMI (AP) — A news outlet reports that a pet dog that jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway has been found two weeks later nearly 600 miles away.

Tim Whitfield, whose 90-year-old mother owns the dog named Belle, says the pet escaped from a moving car near Charleston on July 15.

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Whitfield put out a call for help on Facebook and said that he bought his mother the puppy after her dog of 16 years recently died.

WCIV-TV reported Sunday that Whitfield learned over the weekend that a car of Florida residents grabbed Belle out of traffic after spotting the animal while traveling to Miami.