HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) – A Colorado girl with special needs will soon be reunited with her companion dog after the animal was found in eastern Missouri, more than 800 miles from the girl’s home and five years after the dog was stolen.
KSDK-TV (http://on.ksdk.com/2cQdwEq ) reports that Missy the St. Bernard was picked up as a stray Monday near Hillsboro in Jefferson County. Animal control workers found an identification chip with outdated information but a resident, Brandi Cross, tracked down the family in Colorado. Another stranger, Melissa Morton, plans to drive the dog back home on Friday.
The dog went missing five years ago when she was stolen from the Colorado family’s yard. It isn’t clear how the dog ended up in Missouri.