Lost Dog Held for Ransom Found in NorCal

ROSEMEAD. Calif. (KTLA) — The story of a lost dog has a happy ending, but the drama also had a bizarre twist along the way.

Marlene Bolivar loves her dogs, and was devastated when lucky, a 4-year-old Pomeranian ran out of the family’s yard back in August.

Lucky’s doggie buddy was depressed, along with Marlene’s entire family. They canvassed their neighborhood and hung flyers offering a reward.

Within weeks, a mysterious wlucky-picoman 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.”

That woman never called back, and Marlene thought Lucky was gone forever.

But five months later and more than 350 miles away, Lucky has been found wandering the streets of Sacramento.

This time, the runaway pooch was taken into the right hands. 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,” joked Sacramento Animal Control Officer Gina Knepp.

“His feet look OK, so he must have hitched a ride with somebody,” she added.

Marlene is now awaiting Lucky’s return to Los Angeles with open arms.

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