Zoey, a husky/shephard mix, was found by its Stratford masters after a two-week search
Zoey’s days on the lam have ended.
A Stratford couple finally caught up with their silver one-year-old husky/shepherd mix after a frantic two-week search.
Spooked, Zoey broke loose from owners Dave Glennie and Maureen Kerr during a walk in Ottawa. She ran like a bullet, eventually making her way through a hole onto a 2,200-acre fenced in federal property.
The hunt was on.
Glennie says he and Kerr put in about 10 hours a day for the next 14 days trying to corral the dog as it roamed the massive Canadian Food Inspection Agency property with a retractable leash dangling from its neck.
The dog endured some cold nights with temperatures dipping as low as -18 C.
“There must be some built-in survival skills with that breed,’’ says Glennie.
News of the runaway dog created quite a buzz. Many shared concern over Zoey’s fate. Strangers joined in the search.
“I should note that a tremendous amount of public help was given to us,’’ says Glennie.
Earlier this afternoon, the long-sought reunion took place. Sitting in the open field, Kerr caught a glimpse of her dog that she adopted from the Humane Society in Charlottetown in early October.
When Kerr called out, Zoey simply made her way over.
“It looked like she decided it was time to get out of the cold,’’ says Glennie.
“She decided to come and lie down.’’
Aside from gathering a lot of burrs, being tired and losing a few pounds from her already thin frame, Zoey appeared to survive the ordeal relatively unscathed.
Glennie and Kerr were determined to find their dog. They put their life on hold for two weeks to search for their special pet.
“She is quite a sweet animal,’’ says Glennie.
“It was never a question of giving it up…I’m feeling great.’’
Zoey returns home to Stratford with her masters later this week.