KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A metro dog owner reported her furry friend had been stolen, but she never imagined the dog would turn up hundreds of miles away.
Dorothy Frazier and her grandkids are smiling dog owners once again. It was late January when she says she and her family reported their prized Shih Tzu, Cindy K, stolen from their yard at 64th and Chestnut.
“She had tags and everything on,” Frazier said.
Frazier says she was brokenhearted -- when, on January 29th, two people pulled up to her yard. One of her grandchildren watched as a woman stole 'Cindy K.'
“He told me a lady came up the street in a car and she jumped out, and went into our yard, and picked her up and he holler, 'Don't take Cindy!'” Frazier recalled.
She grieved for months, thinking the dog was gone for good. She reported the theft to Kansas City police, but the trail had gone cold.
But then a phone call came on August 1, as an Arlington, Texas animal shelter called to say they'd found the dog 560 miles away from home.
“They said she was found on the highway. I took her to the pound -- the dog pound -- and they scanned her,” Frazier said.
Vet technicians used the dog's embedded information in a microchip to trace her back to Frazier.
She drove to Texas to pick up the dog -- only to find her filthy and sick, and she's still being treated at an animal hospital on Independence Avenue.
“It does work. I didn't think the chip works, but it does work,” Frazier said.
She says she prayed often, asking God to help her recover Cindy K, and without that microchip inside the dog she wouldn't have her back.