An amazing tale of the bond between man and a dog.
When John Dolan of Bay Shore was admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital for skin ulcers, he said his dog “Zander” became very depressed.
“My wife had told me the dog is moping around,” Dolan told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall on Thursday.
The Siberian husky would curl up in a ball in his bed and howl.
“He will always remember John brought him home from the shelter and I think that is where the loyalty comes from,” Priscilla Dolan told CBS 2′s Jennifer McLogan.
But the clever pooch snuck out their house and ran two miles to the hospital in West Islip.
“It’s not just houses. We’re in an area where there’s a nature reserve there. He had to go on Montauk Highway at some point, you know. That’s a busy road,” John Dolan said. “There’s a stream in there somewhere he had to go across.”
A hospital worker found the dog outside and called the number on his collar. John’s cell phone rang while he was in a hospital bed.
“[The worker said] ‘You have a dog.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah.’ He’s like, ‘Well, you gotta come get him. I gotta go to work. I’m at the hospital. I gotta go to Good Sam.’ I’m like, ‘I can’t go and get him. I’m in the hospital myself,’” he said.
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