THE OWNER OF GRANITE STATE PET SITTING MAKES THE NEWS!
NASHUA, N.H. (CBS) — A dog that had been missing for exactly one year was recovered early Friday morning in Nashua, N.H.
The group Granite State Dog Recovery
says it was notified nearly two weeks ago that there was a dog living along the Merrimack River with a group of feral cats. A family had adopted the dog last year, but she escaped shortly after adoption.
Gypsy checks out the camera in the kennel. (credit
: Granite State Dog Recovery)
The team set up a kennel and food
in it to attract the dog. They also put a camera in it to watch the dog, which they named Gypsy.
Holly Mokrzecki of Granite State Dog Recovery said they would stake out the kennel from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in hopes of catching Gypsy, and the first few nights the dog went into the kennel only long enough to grab the food dish and pull it all the way out.
On the twelfth night of the stake out, Steven Sprowl of the NHSPCA rigged the kennel with a spring trap and baited it with a marrow bone. Gypsy couldn’t resist, and at 3 a.m. the door closed and Gypsy was captured.
Mokrzecki says Gypsy was taken to the Humane Society of Greater Nashua where she she the dog was happy and greeting everyone with licks and “smiles.”
Gypsy was recovered in Nashua, N.H. Friday after being missing for a year.
Gypsy tested negative for heartworm but positive for lyme disease.
Mokrzecki says Gypsy will go up for adoption through the Humane Society of Greater Nashua within the next few weeks
Some of the Comments from The News Article
Gail @Odd Dog North
Holly is wonderful……Granite State Dog Recovery is the best. Thank you for always being there Holly when we call on you for help.
Steve Sprowl (Field Investigator of NHSPCA)
this unfortunately happens all the time with new dog owners. The dogs slip the collar and are off and running.. When you adopt a new dog, make sure the collar is snug so it won’t go over the dogs head or buy martingale collars for them..They are a lot safere and the dog can’t slip out of it.. Never chase them, you cannot out run a dog and you will drive them far away..
The owner in this case gave up looking for the dog and it is considered abandoned and the humane society can reclaim the dog and re-adopt it. Kudos to Granite State Dog Recovery for their efforts..
This is a great story of people committed to helping a dog that had been left to fend for itself. She survived 2 NH winters outside alone from what I’ve read. For a dog who almost had a forever home a year ago, who then had to survive on her own in the harsh NH winters, to finally have a shot at a true forever home once again – this is great news!! Good job to all who helped!!
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