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Nebraska trucker takes lost bull mastiff on a long haul back to her family in Arizona

In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 photo provided by Sam Franklin, Koda, a 95-pound bull mastiff, meets truck driver Jimmy Dimmitt in Ashland, Neb. The dog-loving Nebraska trucker took Koda on a long haul back to its family in Arizona. (AP Photo/Sam Franklin)

In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 photo provided by Sam Franklin, Koda, a 95-pound bull mastiff, meets truck driver Jimmy Dimmitt in Ashland, Neb. The dog-loving Nebraska trucker took Koda on a long haul back to its family in Arizona. (AP Photo/Sam Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/ZGjMEo ) Dani and Jason Windham were getting ready for their Aug. 4 wedding in Nebraska when their three dogs knocked down a fence and ran. Animal control found the other two, but not Koda.

Seven days later, the Windhams moved to Camp Verde, Arizona. Last week, Koda was found after a farmer reported a dog chasing his cattle about 40 miles away from where she disappeared.

The Windhams couldn't afford to fly her back, so a lost pets group in Nebraska put out a call for help. Truck driver Jimmy Dimmit answered.

Koda got to ride in the front seat during the 24-hour drive. She was reunited with her happy owners Monday.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com