“General,” a ten-year-old very clever Great Pyrenees used his nose and his mouth to engineer his own escape on Monday night from a Virginia animal hospital while his human family had been away visiting relatives.
According to FoxNews, General left the Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital through the clinic’s back door at around 4:17 a.m. Surveillance video from inside the animal hospital shows the dog opening the latch to his kennel and opening three other doors to eventually escape. And according to General’s owner, Travis Campbell, his dog is indeed quite the Houdini who knows how to open a lot of doors.
“Basically, he spent a night and a half rehearsing trying to figure out how to open the door from the inside, which is how he got a little scratch on his nose,” Campbell said. “It’s a trick to lift the latch from the inside and he figured it out and pushed on the door.
Thankfully, General was brought back to the animal hospital safely on Monday evening. A neighbor spotted the dog lying in the nearby neighborhood. So much for General’s 15 hour adventure. By the way, General is a rescue the family adopted nearly five years ago. He has become part of the family – six children missed him and are just glad he’s home.
(Photos of Great Pyrenees General via Aqyua-Garrisonville Animal Hospital)