WICHITA, Kan. – A 4-year-old Texas boy is getting his dog back for Christmas thanks to a Wichita woman.
The dog, named Bentley, was found Sunday in a church parking lot in Wichita.
Lynda Gilder took in the stray and was able to track down the dog's owners in Houston because he had a microchip.
Gilder left Wednesday morning with Bentley for Fort Worth, Texas, where she has family. That left Bentley's owners with just a four-hour drive to reunite their son with his dog.
Owner Thomas Freeman says Bentley escaped two weeks ago when the family drove through Wichita. He says his son, Jonathan, had insisted Bentley would come back. But he says he thought it was a joke when he got a call that the dog had been found.