Dog gone! Missing Florida pooch found 200 miles from home

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jul 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 08:51:02-04

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- A Pomeranian named Sassy is back with her family five months after she went missing from her Florida back yard -- found nearly 200 miles (322 kilometers) away by a police officer.

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The Bradenton Herald reports the 6-year-old dog was let out to relieve herself in Bradenton along with three other dogs owned by the Dawson family. Just 15 minutes later, she was gone despite the yard being fenced in.

The family put up fliers and searched the neighborhood to no avail.

Then five months later a Pembroke Pines police officer found Sassy alongside a road. A microchip helped reunited her with the Dawsons. Barabara Dawson said she cried when police called her last month and told her the dog was found.

Nobody has a clue how she ended up so far from home.