Dog that went missing from 'Four Paws' is found

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A dog that went missing from a local kennel with a history of problems was found today.

Bodhi went missing earlier this week from the Four Paws Pet Resort in Richmond.

His disappearance followed another dog going missing, as well as a pet dying under the care of the local kennel.

Today, much to the delight of his owners, Bodhi turned up, for the most part unharmed.

Four Paws owner John Maleta claims that Bodhi leaped over a six foot fence and took off.

He said today that the dog was located on train tracks on the Southside of Richmond, by someone who recognized the Four Paws collar.

Four Paws picked up the dog and called owner Maureen Santos and her boyfriend, Mike Rowe, who are relieved to have the dog back.

"Part of me did, I just kept hoping that we would find him and that is why we kept contacting everyone we could," Santos said. "And tell everyone we knew to keep an eye out for him. I was hoping somebody would find him at some point."

Maleta told NBC12 today that he is considering a lawsuit against Santos and her boyfriend for slander.

He said their claims that the kennel wasn't staying in constant contact during the ordeal was not true and he has phone records to prove it.

As for Bodhi, he appears to be in pretty good health, but will be taken to the vet for a check up just to be sure.