A dog that had been held for ransom has found its way home, because he was micro-chipped and registered to his owner.
Marlene Bolivar of Rosemead was devastated when Lucky, her 4-year-old Pomeranian ran out of the family’s yard back in August.
Marlene’s family canvassed the area and passed out flyers and put up posters - anything to find their missing pet. They even offered a reward to encourage the return of the small dog.
Within weeks, a mysterious woman called their house asking how much Marlene would pay.
“I don’t really have a lot of money, so I didn’t offer a big amount,” Marlene explained. “The lady told me let me see what my friends say, and I’ll give you a call back.” The woman never called back. Marlene and her family worried that sweet Lucky might never be found.
But five months later, Lucky has been found wandering the streets of Sacramento. The small white dog was found alone nearly 400 miles from his home near Los Angeles. Fortunately ,the wayward pup was taken to the city animal shelter. There, animal control officers scanned his microchip and contacted Marlene.
How the dog got all the way to Sacramento remains something of a mystery.
“He’s not talking. I’ve asked him repeatedly how he got here, and he’s not talking,” quipped Sacramento Animal Control Officer Gina Knepp.
Marlene and her family are now awaiting Lucky’s return to Los Angeles.