A Whole Community Makes an Extraordinary Effort to Find a Lost Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

This post on a dog-rescue Facebook page rallied the community.
Photo via facebook

Here’s a great story from eastern Pennsylvania, about a lost dog and the community that rallied to find and rescue him. Caitlyn Walker and Randy Kersteen’s Nova Scotia Duck Tolling/ Lab mix, Eli, went missing on November 1st while staying at a friend’s house in northeastern Pennsylvania. For the next 19 days, they traveled from their home in New Jersey, attempting to lure the dog out of the woods to no avail. They posted the above image on the Lackawanna and Luzerne County Lost Dog Project Facebook page, and soon they had dozens of people helping to bring Eli home:

Walker, 26, and Kersteen said they were stunned by the outpouring of support they received from the site’s followers as they searched for Eli. Dozens of people contacted them with information on sightings, with many joining them in their daily searches.

Finally, rescuers were able to trap Eli on November 20. He was very thin, in rough shape, and covered in ticks. But after a trip to the vet, he’s back home and very happy, as are his family.

Click here for the full story.


Safe and sound, Eli is finally able to rest.
Photo via facebook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>