Ghost dog finally makes it home
Five years of muck, dirt and matting are apparent in Sadie, the corgi golden retriever mix previously known as the ghost dog of Allenstown. After she was shaved, she was much happier, Holly Mokrzeck of Granite State Dog Recovery said. (Courtesy)
For five years, the so-called ghost dog lived off scraps and survived blizzards, sometimes being seen with icicles hanging off its face in cold weather. For years residents and the local police assumed the ghost dog was merely a dog let out by its owner, but after nearly hitting it with her car, a concerned resident called the Granite State Dog Recovery, who then captured the ghost dog and discovered its origins.
“They said that when they adopted her they agreed to be her forever home, and even though five years have passed, that still remains true,” Mokrzecki said.
“When she was in the wild, she was in survival mode. She was very skittish, and bolted the second you moved towards here. But once we caught her, she was the greatest dog you can imagine. She gave us the sweetest thank you ever, like she knew she was saved,” Mokrzecki said.
Lt. Paul Paquette of the Allenstown Police Department said that the department has been aware of Sadie for years, and that they have tried to catch her many times, but couldn’t get close enough.
While Sadie’s fur was dirty, matted and had to be shaved off, she was relatively healthy despite spending the last five years scrounging for scraps and handouts.
The Granite State Dog Recovery has about 25 volunteers who in 2013 alone have reunited 623 lost dogs with their families.
Granite State Dog Recovery has a website at granitestatedogrecovery.com a Facebook.com page, and a hotline, 1-855-639-LOST (5678), where anyone can report a lost dog.
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