To the editor:
On Feb. 26, I had just returned from taking our recently adopted dog for her bedtime walk and was in the garage wiping her feet. The garage door was on its way down, but something spooked her and she bolted for the door, causing it to come back up. It was about 10:30 p.m., so looking for a black dog was impossible.
I spent almost the entire next day combing the wooded area around our house to no avail. Her foster parents even brought two of their dogs to help us look. I called the radio station and the humane society to alert them in case someone found her. After two and a half days, I was sure we would never see her again. Because of her history of being the smallest dog of a litter of seven, she is a very shy, scared little girl, so I knew she would never let anyone help her.
However, on the third day, I got a call from the shelter saying she had been brought in by the animal control officer. This would never have happened had the people on Hunter’s Hill not called Animal Control after they were unsuccessful in luring her to them. Animal Control had to trap her in order to catch her.
I want to thank whoever called Animal Control and also the officers for their diligence in catching our dog. We will be forever grateful for the help of everyone who had a hand in helping us get our dog back.