HOW A 4-YEAR-OLD POODLE WOUND UP IN A PHOENIX SHELTER REMAINS A MYSTERY. NEWS 13 )S REBECCA ATKINS HAS THE STORY ON HOW HE MADE HIS WAY BACK TO NEW MEXICO. 5:38 “Good boy.” 5:39 THIS 4 YEAR-OLD POODLE, NAMED STEVE, IS QUITE THE CHARACTER…. 3:26 “We adopted him like that, his jaw )s crooked.” 3:28 ADOPTED FROM LUCKY PAWS AT CORONADO CENTER, STEVE HAD ONLY BEEN WITH HIS NEW FAMILY FOR ABOUT A MONTH, BEFORE HE DISAPPEARED. 2:14 “We just put him outside, and then he was gone when we came outside.” 2:18 HE LIVES WITH HIS FAMILY AT THIS WEST SIDE APARTMENT COMPLEX ON 90TH STREET. BUT IN JUNE WHEN HE VANISHED FROM THE BACK PATIO, IT LEFT HIS OWNERS WONDERING WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. 2:40 “That he was gone, that we wouldn )t see him… or hopefully at the pound or something, but nothing.” 2:45 CALLING SHELTER AFTER SHELTER WITH NO SIGN OF STEVE, THEY DIDN )T KNOW WHAT TO DO. 2:54 Me “Did you think you )d ever see him again? Haynes No.” 2:56 UNTIL, OUT OF THE BLUE, THE PHONE RANG. 2:46 “We went two or three weeks until we got a call from Arizona.” 2:48 DEMETRIA HAYNES SAYS THE ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY WAS ON THE OTHER END OF THE CALL. AND (THEY HAD STEVE. 3:14 “we thought he was dead or someone kept him.” 3:17 HOW STEVE GOT ALL THE WAY FROM HIS APARTMENT IN ALBUQUERQUE… TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY IN PHOENIX IS STILL A MYSTERY. 1:07-1:09 shot of dessert with nats in the background THE FAMILY BELIEVES SOMEONE GRABBED HIM AND HIT THE ROAD 1:25-1:26 nats of car wizzing by TO ARIZONA. 1:43-1:45 nats of cars by i-40 entrances AFTER WEEKS APART, THIS VOLUNTEER FROM THE SHELTER, HELPED THE FAMILY AND DROVE STEVE 450 MILES HOME TO ALBUQUERQUE. 4:05 “It was nice, it was happy, it was surprising. That we actually got him back.” 4:10 THE FAMILY IS THANKFUL STEVE WAS MICRO-CHIPPED, AND THEY )RE NOW KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON HIM. 4:49 “We don )t leave him unattended anymore.” 4:50 REBECCA ATKINS, KRQE, NEWS 13. S THE ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS SOMEONE DID BRING STEVE INTO THEIR FACILITY TO DROP HIM OFF. THEY BELIEVE IT WAS A GOOD SAMARITAN, WHO FOUND HIM IN THE AREA. THE FAMILY SAYS THEY )RE NOT LOOKING TO FILE A POLICE REPORT THEY )RE JUST HAPPY TO HAVE STEVE HOME.