After a blizzard on December 26, Roxy the Boxer hopped the fence of Phil Molina’s Staten Island, New York, home, and disappeared for months. But thanks to a Good Samaritan, a concerned policeman and a registered microchip, she’s back where she belongs.
“I wish she could talk to share her adventure,” Molina told the Bergen Record on March 25, about three weeks after he was reunited with Roxy in Guttenberg, New Jersey, about 20 miles from his home.
No one knows how Roxy arrived in Guttenberg, but on March 4 a woman found her on a busy road and brought her to the police, the New Jersey newspaper reports. Guttenberg Police Officer Richard Andersen brought the dog home with him, and later to an animal hospital, where Roxy’s microchip showed that Molina was her pet parent.
When Molina arrived to retrieve Roxy, “the look on this guy’s face was just phenomenal. He was the happiest guy I’ve seen,” Andersen told the Record. “The dog just jumped on him. The two of them were just happier than anything.” Molina says he is now reinforcing his back fence.