EAGLE CREEK, Ore. -- A cancer survivor is relieved to have her service dog back after the phad gone missing.
Khrys Poitras said the 35-pound dog slipped out of her Eagle Creek yard and she feared the 4 year old was gone forever. But after TV coverage, people contacted Poitras and said they had her dog and wanted to return it to her.
"She was happy to come home. She's safe, she's happy," Poitras said.
Poitras' former service dog Sadie is now too old to support her, so she had been training the younger Queensland Heeler named Tina.
"She slipped out without a collar and got a sent of a mole, she loves to hunt the moles," said Poitras.
After Tina went missing, a neighbor remembered seeing a man in a newer model white Ford truck, picking up a dog that looked just like her, on the road right below the Poitras home.
"He saw a man kneeling down and holding a dog and he thought it was Tina, but didn't stop because he thought, it can't be because Khrys never lets her dogs out of the yard," Poitras said.
Poitras posted signs, filed a police report and called area vets. She hoped whoever took Tina was just trying to do the right thing.
"Either he's thinking he's a good Samaritan and is keeping her and going to give her a good home, or it could be a bad thing, I don't know, but I want her back, I miss her terribly," said Poitras.
She said it was wonderful to get the dog back.