UPDATE: Dog Found in Dorchester Has Been Successfully Reunited and Returned to Owner

UPDATE: Dog Found in Dorchester Has Been Successfully Reunited and Returned to Owner: Earlier today, on Thursday, August 2, 2018, a community alert attempting to locate the owner of a lost dog was issued on bpdnews.com. And, thankfully, within hours of the alert being issued, we are happy and pleased to report that the owner was located and reunited with his pet, Percy.

For those unfamiliar with the story, an officer from District C-11 (Dorchester) was on patrol earlier today when he observed a lost dog wandering around with his leash dangling behind him in the area of Adams and East Streets in Dorchester. Knowing full well that where there’s a leash, there’s usually a worried owner not too far behind, the officer stopped, corralled the dog and searched the immediate area with the hope of reuniting dog with its owner. Unable to do so, the officer, with his new canine friend riding shotgun in his cruiser, accompanied Percy back to District C-11 (Dorchester) where he was turned over to Animal Control. The community alert issued on bpdnews.com instructed the owner of the lost dog to call the Boston Animal Care and Control Shelter in Roslindale to retrieve his pet. And, that’s exactly what transpired. Said the officer, “I’m a dog lover. I know how upsetting it feels when your dog goes missing. It’s not a good feeling so, obviously, real happy that this story had a happy ending.”

In closing, we would like to thank the officer for his care and concern, going the extra mile to ensure the safety of the lost pup and bringing some much-needed relief to his worried owner.