What to Know
- A Queens family has been reunited with their beloved blind Boston terrier named Lucky, who wandered off and was picked off the street
- The 12-year-old pooch with weak hind legs meandered onto a nearby street while her owner was working in the yard
- A good Samaritan got call from a nephew's friend after News 4 reported on the story Thursday; the dog was returned less than 12 hours later
This is the story about a dog named Lucky. And it now has a happy ending.
A Queens family has been reunited with their beloved and blind Boston terrier after a stranger was seen on camera picking her up off the street. The owner told News 4 Friday that a good Samaritan got a call from a nephew's friend after News 4's report on the missing pup a day earlier.
Lucky was back with her family before Friday's morning rush; photos showed the owner smiling with the good Samaritan, who was happy to bring her home.
Lucky had slipped away while her owner was working in her front yard in Woodside. The 12-year-old pooch with weak hind legs meandered onto a nearby street, possibly looking for any dog’s favorite spot: the park.
“She must have been sniffing, walking along and she walked to the corner and around but I was facing this way, and I didn’t see,” said Sari Madden. “When she got to the corner, she must’ve smelled the park that’s the only reason she went out into the street.”
Video shows two cars pull over, and a man in a small SUV get out. He picks up the dog and gives her some water before placing her in his backseat.
The family pet did not have a collar or a microchip, which is why it may have seemed like a stray.