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Lost dog finds his way inside the emergency room

Posted at 6:31 PM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 19:00:47-05

A Batavia family is happy to have their dog Buddy back at home.

The 13-year-old white Shepherd mix has been a superstar in the Western New York community for the past few weeks. He dug a hole out of his owners' fenced backyard and went on a lost adventure, sending his owners on a dog hunt.

On January 21st, Buddy walked through the automatic sliding doors of the emergency room at United Memorial Medical Center, in Batavia. Hospital officials said the dog came inside and laid on the floor. Nurses immediately gave the dog a blanket, water, and cookies to make him comfortable. Meanwhile, they called the police to report the bizarre event.

Police later discovered Buddy belongs to Cindy Hall and her husband, both work at the hospital. The couple were looking for the lost dog until police arrived to their home with him in the backseat.

"If something would have happened to him it would have broke my heart because he's a good boy," Hall said.

It remains a mystery as to why he chose to go inside the hospital. Many people believe the dog found himself lost and smelled his owners scent in the hospital.