Dog travels 20 blocks to find owner in 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)

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – A miniature schnauzer was living proof of the incredible bond between humans and their four-legged companions when she 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, no one knows how Sissy found the hospital, but a surveillance video showed her walking into the lobby and wandering the halls, apparently searching for her owner.

“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.”

Hospital security identified Sissy’s owner using her dog tags and brought the clever canine to Nancy Franck’s hospital room for a quick visit, KCRG reported.  Franck, who had been battling uterine cancer, said the reunion 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, KTLA, and CNN contributed to this story.