General didn’t know where he was going, but the resourceful Great Pyrenees knew it was time to leave the boarding house at Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital early Monday.
The dog’s amazing escape from the Garrisonville Road facility — opening several doors before exiting the building — screens like a jailbreak from the best Hollywood blockbusters.
And the story has a Hollywood ending, too. The hospital reported late Monday that General was found safe and sound, resting in a neighbor’s yard.
Hospital staff discovered Monday that the dog was missing, but how? Security video from the 4 a.m. escape was shared by WJLA.
The missing dog, in fact, had opened door after door until he was out the back and on the lam.
Stafford County Animal Control and sheriff’s deputies helped staff members search for General all day.
Around 8:30 p.m., the hospital reported that General had been found not far from the hospital. Neighbors reported the dog had been resting in their yard since 11 a.m. A sheriff’s deputy returned him to the hospital.
“A special thanks to Stafford Animal Control, Stafford Sheriff’s and the many friends of AGAH who supported us through this stressful time,” read a message on the hospital’s Facebook page.