KLTV Pet Patrol: Hoppy is home safe and sound! | Community Spirit
A KLTV fan alerted us earlier to the sad story of a little dog nicknamed "Hoppy." We have good news to report: Hoppy has been found!
Hoppy is a tiny white male chihuahua. His home was in Big Sandy with his owner, an elderly gentleman. Sadly, Hoppy's owner passed away a few months ago.
A kind neighbor saw Hoppy limping around the neighborhood, and learned that he had been hit by a car. The neighbor set out to find him a new forever home, and Tuesday was the big day; Hoppy was going to have his own family again, this time a family in Dallas who was eagerly awaiting his arrival.
Hoppy was to be taken to his new family by a volunteer driver who was excited to help him out. However, Hoppy was confused and scared, and leapt from the driver's arms and began running as fast as he could to escape the uncertain situation.
Now we can report that Hoppy has returned home! According to Georganne,
"Hoppy came back! We just can't believe it! About 30 minutes ago - my husband was returning from another search for Hoppy and as he pulled up to open the gates to our home, there he was! At the exact spot where he had jumped out of my husband's arms yesterday afternoon - it was pouring down rain and the little guy was leaning up against the gates, soaking-wet, shivering, and holding up that injured paw! As I picked up "his little 4-pound self," cuddled, cooed and fussed at him for going the wrong way yesterday, I couldn't help but cry when I saw a tear in each of his eyes! (At which time I apologized profusely for hurting his feelings! :) Amazing! He is going to see the vet in the morning - but we think he will be just fine. We're all "back on course" again with just one change, Hoppy's new name: 'Wrong Way Corrigan,' Corey for short! "
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