Buddy, a shepherd mix from New York escaped from his yard last month and went to the local hospital where both of his parents work.
According to the Daily News Online, the dog escaped his enclosed yard by digging underneath a fence on January 21 and made his way to the United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.
A Facebook post was shared by the hospital that day asking for help finding his owner. “This sweet pup walked into UMMC ER just like a patient would,” the post said. “No I.d tag but did have a license tag! The police came and picked him up and the pup will be brought to the pound until hopefully claimed. Please share so this pup can go home, he was so scared and tired!”
The dog’s owners were petrified as to where their beloved canine went and they went to the county’s animal shelter looking for him. Just as they returned home, a police officer brought Buddy home. “I didn’t know he caused such a fuss,” Cindy Hall told the Daily News. “(The police officer) said he walked into the ER over at the hospital.”
Both Cindy and her husband work at the United Memorial Center and it’s amazing that Buddy thought to go there.
“He’s a rascal that digs and escapes under our fenced in yard,” Cindy Hall wrote in a Facebook comment on the hospital’s photo. “He’s very old and very sweet and spoiled believe it or not. We drove around looking for him and went to the pound as well. I was sick and happy when I saw a police car pull in with him. Thank you to everyone who looked after him and shared this. He’s sleeping in his bed now.”
Since returning home, the couple got Buddy a new collar and tag in case he got out again. “(Buddy) would have to burrow to China to get under and out again,” Cindy laughed. “I think he’s home to stay this time.”
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[Featured Image: Facebook/Katelyn DiSalvo]