JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. -- A St. Bernard stolen from a yard in Colorado five years ago has been found alive in Missouri.
"She was kind of ratty, had a lot of fleas and stuff, but she had a chip," Jefferson County Executive Ken Waller told Denver7.
Due to a spelling error on the chip, it took some time, but officials found Missy the dog's owners in Colorado.
"We got a hold of the owner and they couldn’t believe the animal was still alive," Waller said. "They have two special needs children. This dog was a service dog for one of them."
Waller said workers cleaned Missy up and started working on finding her a way back to Colorado. A woman in Missouri volunteered to drive Missy home.
"She’s going to leave tomorrow afternoon," Waller said. "Sometime on Friday, she’ll be reuniting that dog with her owners."
"She’s just a cute dog. A fun-loving, St Bernard like you see in the movies," Waller said. "I guess miracles do happen, even for this loveable dog."