Found! Owner reunites with poodle after pet hotel escape and KL highway chase (video)

Screengrab of dashcam footage showing highway chase, at left, owner Steven Chong with Dafi the poodle, at right. Photos: Steven Chong/Facebook
Screengrab of dashcam footage showing highway chase, at left, owner Steven Chong with Dafi the poodle, at right. Photos: Steven Chong/Facebook

A dog that was filmed running away from at least eight motorcyclists at a busy Kuala Lumpur highway has reunited with its owner. 

Dafi the brown poodle reunited with owner Steven Chong at 6:30pm yesterday, after being picked up by a man named Siva, Chong said. The 10-year-old pet had checked in at a pet hotel in Taman Segar, where it escaped through an open door 12 days ago and ran away, ending up at the busy highway, he added. Chong shared the dashcam footage of the chase on Saturday, in an online appeal for help finding his pooch. 

“He’s still in shock and looks quiet, not as jumpy as he used to be,” Chong wrote online. The pet hotel did not immediately respond to Coconuts’ request for comment. 

“[Your] insatiable love towards Dafi and me are overflowing,” Chong added. “I am so grateful to every one of you who has been trying to help and I couldn’t thank you enough. Bless all of you, my fellow Malaysians.”

Chong had shared a dashcam footage of motorcyclists chasing after his dog along the MRR2 Highway outside the Eko Cheras mall, located roughly 2.5 kilometers from the Pets Way pet hotel. At least three of them were food delivery riders. One motorcyclist even got off his vehicle in an attempt to chase after Dafi but ended up falling onto the road as the dog evaded him. 

“It’s so cute, it must be lost, why is it running away?” a voice could be heard in the dashcam footage, which was upsetting for Chong to watch.

“It breaks my heart seeing Dafi running at the street feeling [scared] and probably looking for me. I really tear up,” Chong wrote in the video caption. 

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