STALEY, N.C. -- "Of course, I seen something like this on TV, like on Animal Planet, but never have we had of this happen at Happy Hills," said Lisa Sparks, Happy Hills Animal Foundation in Staley.
Sparks describes the unique furry friend that's long way from home."Annie was picked-up in Liberty a few miles from here on Wednesday night by a local dentist," said Sparks.
Annie, the miracle mix-breed dog somehow traveled close to 600 miles to Liberty, North Carolina from Queens, New York. She was found by a driver on old highway US 421.
"I advised him to bring her over and lets see if she had a microchip. And when we scanned her, she indeed had a microchip."That chip led them to her owner, Jessica Ortiz.
"Ms. Ortiz was almost shocked, she was crying on the telephone." Part of the shock was due to the fact that Ortiz hadn't seen Annie since May 2011, 14 months ago.
"Now, how she got from New York to Liberty and Staley, North Carolina. I have no idea. [...] But a little dog like her walking, would be impossible."
Annie will be traveling once again on Friday from Happy Hills Animal Foundation back to Queens, NY.