Lost dog in Royal City ends up in Pennsylvania - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Lost dog in Royal City ends up in Pennsylvania

Posted: Updated:
Lost dog found across the country Lost dog found across the country
While it's not unusual for people to travel across the country during the holidays, one family in Royal City certainly didn't expect their dog to take a vacation of her own. 

After Penny went missing on Friday, Adams County Pet Rescue put her picture on Facebook. A woman recognized the dog as one who she saw a truck driver pick up, so she tracked down the driver and gave his contact information to Penny's owners. 

It turns out, the truck driver had thought Penny was a stray, and while he still had her, they were in Nebraska. 

Over the next few days, Penny's owners learned that instead of coming towards Washington, she actually ended up in Iowa. 

After her owner Kendra Brown created the Facebook page "Bring Penny Home for Christmas," thousands of people offered to help bring her home. 

On Christmas Eve, an animal hospital in West Township, Pennsylvania called Brown, and said Penny had been dropped off there. The vet said Penny couldn't stay there overnight, so social media worked its magic, and a complete stranger took her in so the Browns could figure out what to do next.

"It's pretty crazy," said Kendra Brown. "When she went missing we thought she ran off and we were never going to see her again. We were just happy knowing she's alive, then we lost and found her again. I'm sure if she could talk, she'd have quite a few adventures to talk about." 

The browns are currently exploring their options of how to get Penny home -- flying out to get her, or putting her on a plane. Hundreds of people have also offered to pick her up and drive her all the way home to Washington State. 

If you'd like to get involved in the efforts to bring Penny home, click here.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman prevents girl's kidnapping by pretending to be her mother

    Woman prevents girl's kidnapping by pretending to be her mother

    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:24 PM EST2018-02-24 22:24:02 GMT
    Santa Ana Police DepartmentSanta Ana Police Department
    Santa Ana Police DepartmentSanta Ana Police Department

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - A woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl who was on her way to school in Santa Ana, California. Police are crediting another woman with preventing it from happening.  KTLA reports that Amy Martinez was on her way to Lathrop Intermediate School when she was confronted by a woman who was described as homeless. "She just came up to me and went like this," Amy said, simulating a bear-hug.

    >>

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - A woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl who was on her way to school in Santa Ana, California. Police are crediting another woman with preventing it from happening.  KTLA reports that Amy Martinez was on her way to Lathrop Intermediate School when she was confronted by a woman who was described as homeless. "She just came up to me and went like this," Amy said, simulating a bear-hug.

    >>
  • Make-A-Wish grants local boy's wish

    Make-A-Wish grants local boy's wish

    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:27 PM EST2018-02-25 01:27:24 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. 14-year-old Jack Sleeth of Spokane has always had a passion for cars and trucks. He was only 4-years-old when he inherited his grandfather's 1968 Ford F-Series pick-up truck. Growing up Jack used the truck as a playhouse to feel closer to his grandfather when he passed, "this is my first one and I just always sit in it, I learned how to drive stick in it," said Jack telling us the history he has with the truck. Just over a year and a half ago, Jack suddenl

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. 14-year-old Jack Sleeth of Spokane has always had a passion for cars and trucks. He was only 4-years-old when he inherited his grandfather's 1968 Ford F-Series pick-up truck. Growing up Jack used the truck as a playhouse to feel closer to his grandfather when he passed, "this is my first one and I just always sit in it, I learned how to drive stick in it," said Jack telling us the history he has with the truck. Just over a year and a half ago, Jack suddenl

    >>
  • Surgical team removes 4 pound brain tumor from man in Mumbai

    Surgical team removes 4 pound brain tumor from man in Mumbai

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-24 21:53:46 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News
    NBC NewsNBC News

    MUMBAI - A surgical team in India successfully removed a massive brain tumor from a man Thursday, weighing over 4 pounds. It was a lengthy, nearly seven-hour procedure and doctors believe it could be the heaviest ever recorded.  The tumor, which protruded from the top of the man's skull, was so large that it seemed “like a head on top of another head,” Trimurti Nadkarni, head of the neurosurgery department at Nair Hospital, told the Indian Express.

    >>

    MUMBAI - A surgical team in India successfully removed a massive brain tumor from a man Thursday, weighing over 4 pounds. It was a lengthy, nearly seven-hour procedure and doctors believe it could be the heaviest ever recorded.  The tumor, which protruded from the top of the man's skull, was so large that it seemed “like a head on top of another head,” Trimurti Nadkarni, head of the neurosurgery department at Nair Hospital, told the Indian Express.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Officials: Trolley driver paid man $2K to attack him on job

    Officials: Trolley driver paid man $2K to attack him on job

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-02-25 21:44:46 GMT
    MBTA TransitMBTA Transit
    MBTA TransitMBTA Transit

    BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man $2,000 to attack him while wearing a Halloween mask so the driver could fraudulently collect workers’ compensation and disability insurance. A Suffolk County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Thomas Lucey on charges of insurance fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, misleading a police investigation and perjury. Prosecutors say the Massachusetts Bay 

    >>

    BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man $2,000 to attack him while wearing a Halloween mask so the driver could fraudulently collect workers’ compensation and disability insurance. A Suffolk County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Thomas Lucey on charges of insurance fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, misleading a police investigation and perjury. Prosecutors say the Massachusetts Bay 

    >>
  • The Latest: Students, teachers return to Florida high school

    The Latest: Students, teachers return to Florida high school

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:19 PM EST2018-02-25 21:19:23 GMT

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the law enforcement response after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):  3:40 p.m.    Thousands of students and their parents are returning to a Florida high school to find out what will happen when they return to school on Wednesday. The meeting Sunday with teachers and administrators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is expected to last a couple of hours. Junior Sebastian Pena said before go...

    >>

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the law enforcement response after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):  3:40 p.m.    Thousands of students and their parents are returning to a Florida high school to find out what will happen when they return to school on Wednesday. The meeting Sunday with teachers and administrators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is expected to last a couple of hours. Junior Sebastian Pena said before go...

    >>
  • Woman arrested with 35 pounds of drugs tells police ‘I was offered an opportunity’

    Woman arrested with 35 pounds of drugs tells police ‘I was offered an opportunity’

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:07 PM EST2018-02-25 21:07:45 GMT
    Utah County Sheriff's OfficeUtah County Sheriff's Office
    Utah County Sheriff's OfficeUtah County Sheriff's Office

    UTAH COUNTY - A Utah woman who was arrested and found to have 35 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine in her vehicle told police officers “I am just a single mom and I was offered an opportunity.” According to a statement of probable cause, things began with a traffic stop on I-15 Friday. Fox 13 reports that a Sgt. with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office pulled Jossie Y. Ricks over after she went 81 in a 75 mph zone and failed to signal for a turn.

    >>

    UTAH COUNTY - A Utah woman who was arrested and found to have 35 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine in her vehicle told police officers “I am just a single mom and I was offered an opportunity.” According to a statement of probable cause, things began with a traffic stop on I-15 Friday. Fox 13 reports that a Sgt. with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office pulled Jossie Y. Ricks over after she went 81 in a 75 mph zone and failed to signal for a turn.

    >>