GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP — Two missing hunting dogs are back home with their owners in Columbia County.
According to the Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital, someone dropped the dogs off at the vet’s outdoor kennel.
Employees at the Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital say the dogs appeared healthy and cared for, but cold.
An employee found the dogs Wednesday morning when she got to work.
These are the same two hunting dogs that were allegedly stolen last Friday from their owners near Orangeville.
Mixed breed hounds Missy and Susie are back at their house on Rohrsburg Road near Orangeville. The hunting dogs which are trained to hunt coyote were allegedly stolen last Friday. The dogs are owned by Tracy and Darrell Travelpiece.
A neighbor told state police a woman in a dark sedan pulled up to the house, put the dogs in her car and took off. According to the neighbor, the woman said she thought the dogs looked thin and believed they were in danger.
Travelpiece told Newswatch 16 the animals may have looked skinny because they recently started eating a new brand of dog food.
Then sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Missy and Susie were dropped off at the Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital.
Workers don’t know who dropped them off but an employee found the dogs in the vet’s outdoor kennel. They called Darrell Travelpiece and he came to get the dogs right away.
We were unable to reach the Travelpiece family for comment. An employee at the Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital says she is happy someone thought to drop off the dogs at a safe place like the animal hospital. If you have any information about the theft, you are asked to call state police.