As Patterson recuperated in a nearby hospital from a broken leg, a broken elbow and a collapsed lung, area animal-lovers kept watch for Izzy. There had been several sightings of Izzy in the area, but no one had been able to catch her.
Shortly after the man was discharged from the hospital, Izzy was spotted by a passerby. An employee at the doggie day care was called to have someone Izzy knew draw her out. This lead to one dramatic moment when Patterson and the dog were reunited.
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“I had no words,” said Patterson. “I was so happy. I thought I’d lost both my dogs.”