Just in case you never thought it could happen, a dog playing in her yard in Pennsylvania was picked up by an eagle and taken away for a tasty meal. At least that’s what everyone feared.
Felipe Rodriguez didn’t believe what he was seeing with his own eyes when it happened. “It seemed like something from the ‘Wizard of Oz,’” he said. “I’m a city boy. This doesn’t happen in my world.”
Rodriguez was by himself at his sister’s home in Bowmanstown, Pennsylvania when it all happened. He had just let the dog, a Bichon Frise named Zoey, outside when he heard a loud screech and hurried to the door to see what was going on.
“The bird was holding onto the dog,” he recalled. “There was flapping of wings, and then it was gone.”
He then hurriedly went to his car and drove around the neighborhood to see if he could find the dog. But Zoey was nowhere to be seen. Assuming the dog was gone for good, he headed back to the house.
His sister and her family were devastated by the news when they returned home later that day. “I did nothing but cry all day,” she said.
Given their close proximity to a river, she had seen eagles in the area before but never assumed her dogs could be in danger.
Little did they know that four miles away, Zoey had just been found.
Christina Hartman was driving on a snow-covered back road when she saw a furry white lump ahead and stopped to investigate.
“I notice this little frozen dog, icicles hanging from all over,” said Hartman. “It could hardly move.”
She grabbed the dog, wrapped her in a blanket, and took her home. After feeding the dog two bowls of chicken and rice soup, the dog began to show signs of improvement.
“This dog belongs to a family, and I’m going to find out who owns it,” Hartman told herself.
The next morning, she just so happened to see Newhard’s Facebook post about her lost dog and hurriedly contacted her to tell her the good news.
“I said, ‘It’s a miracle! I have your dog!’” she said.
While Zoey has some scratches and bruising, as well as patches of missing fur, she is expected to make a full recovery.
“She is not really herself, but she is getting lots of love,” said Newhard. “She doesn’t want to go out, but I really can’t blame her.”
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