Sergeant Mark Lombardi and Trooper Sean Kelley of the Massachusetts State Police went far above their required duties when they helped the victim of a rollover crash in Andover find his runaway dog this past week.
The Facebook page of the Massachusetts State Police told the story of the "dog loving" officials from the Middleboro Barracks helping to find Calypso, a black and white bully breed, who fled from the car three days earlier as the vehicle rolled over along I-495.
According to family and officials, there had been sightings of the dog, but none that could confirm her exact location. Posted on the organization's Facebook was this happy announcement:
"Today after yet another reported sighting, Sergeant Mark Lombardi and Trooper Sean Kelley were able to finally capture the dog safely and return her to the owner. The dog’s owner was also asked to come out today and assist in the capture."
Welcome home Calypso. Great job men.
If you lose your dog, Granite State Dog Recovery suggests you take the following steps to help:
- Begin your search in your own yard and look under porches, places to hide and immediate areas. Statistics show that 15% of lost dogs are hiding somewhere near their homes.
- Have neighbors check their yards.
- Carry a leash with you at all times and don't forget the treats. Too many owners have "re-lost" their dogs when showing up with no leash.
- Place a blanket or crate of the dog's in the last place the dog was seen.
- Leave a piece of your clothing near the place where the dog was last seen.
- Call Animal Control, police departments, veterinarians and shelters within 20 miles. Don't stop your search there; spread out to a 60 mile radius.
- Place fliers everywhere.
- Use Internet sites to help.
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