Dog Travels 20 Blocks to Find Owner in Iowa Hospital

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Sissy the miniature schnauzer escaped her home and walked 20 blocks into the hospital where her owner Nancy Franck was recovering from cancer surgery. (Credit: KCRG)

A dog from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was living proof this week of the incredible bond between humans and their four-legged companions.

Sissy the miniature schnauzer escaped her home and walked 20 blocks into the hospital where her owner Nancy Franck was recovering from cancer surgery, according to TV station KCRG.

“She missed mom,” daughter Sarah Wood told the station. “That’s all I can say. She missed mom and she knew to come see mom.”

No one knows how Sissy found the hospital.

But surveillance video showed her walking into the lobby and wandering the halls, apparently searching for her owner.

Hospital security identified Sissy’s owner using her dog tags and brought the clever canine to Nancy Franck hospital room for a quick visit, KCRG reported.

Nancy Franck had been battling uterine cancer, according to the station

She said the reunion with her baby was definitely good medicine for her.

“That was great just being able to see her,” Nancy Franck told KCRG. “That was perfect. I’m glad she thought of it.”

KCRG in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and CNN contributed to this story.