More than a dozen prized pooches may soon be back on the road after what must have been a harrowing overnight detour.
The fourteen pups, on their way from Washington state to a dog show in Vallejo, went missing for 21 hours after their vehicle was hijacked from the In-n-Out Burger in Redding by an unknown white male, authorities said.
The driver and two human companions had momentarily left the vehicle for a bite to eat. The vehicle, a brand-new, full-size Dodge van, was left unlocked and running to power the air conditioning. When they returned, the van was gone.