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This little dog walked 20 blocks to visit her owner in hospital

Anything to see her human.

Source: CBS Evening News/YouTube

A DEDICATED POOCH in the United States walked 20 blocks to visit her owner who is battling cancer in hospital.

Sissy (10) disappeared in the early hours of the morning and made her way to the hospital where Nancy Franck was being treated, KWWL reports.

However, she didn’t quite made it to the ward. The miniature schnauzer was found wandering the halls of the hospitals by staff, who called the number on his caller.

Her owners have said she was ‘on a mission’ to visit her human.

That’s something obvious from the CCTV footage, which shows Sissy scooting around.


Sarah Wood, Franck’s daughter, told KWWL that security allowed Sissy to visit briefly.

“The way she walked into the hospital, she was on a mission – she was determined to do something and she was going to do it.

“I thought dogs could find their way home, but this one found the hospital,” Nancy said.

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