FRAMINGHAM (TBEN) – It’s an unlikely moment Renee Perry had been thinking about for five years: a reunion with her foster dog, Bay.
“I liked to think about what it would do if I had to get her back. It was a pleasant surprise. I mean, a shock. A complete shock, ”Perry said.
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Bay disappeared from a dog sitter’s house in Framingham in June 2016, when she was 1.5 years old.
“To get her back… I think it’s an understatement to say it’s a miracle because it’s just crazy. It’s surreal, ”Perry said.
Research efforts have been in vain. Still, Perry remained optimistic and on Tuesday she received an unexpected call. Her dog had been found in Needham, about 10 miles from where she had disappeared.
“I didn’t believe it at first. I saw the photos, and it looked like him but his nose was darker; she just looked heavier; she just looked different, ”Perry said.
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A couple found the stray dog outside their home and contacted Missing Dogs Massachusetts, a nonprofit that works to reunite the missing dogs with their families. MDM then set up a kennel trap in the couple’s yard.
“It was probably only a few hours after we trapped her and her chip was scanned that we found out about her story, and as soon as Renee left her job, she was reunited with her,” said Volunteer Deb Newport. at Missing Dogs Massachusetts. .
“To the family who let them put a cage in their backyard, I am eternally grateful to them,” said Perry.
On Tuesday, Perry took Bay to the vet for a check-up and vaccines. Obviously, he is a healthy and courageous dog.
“I am amazed that she survived five winters in New England. But yes, a resilient little dog, ”said Danielle Matthew, a volunteer with Missing Dogs Massachusetts.
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“Take those small steps. Get back to putting the leash on her and try to get her to walk on the leash and that’s our goal, to continue where we left off five years ago, ”Perry said.