A dog who went missing in Lynnwood, Washington has been found - thanks to two Facebook pages that shared his story.
Dr. Maggie Gillen, DVM, has helped pets and their owners for years, and animals lovers were finally able to return the favor, sharing the story of her missing dog and inspiring someone to come forward. When Dr. Gillen's dog, Curly, was returned to her, his tags had already been taken off and changed to new tags.
While it is unclear whether the missing dog was stolen or whether the family who had him simply found him and gave him new tags, dog theft and misplacement are not uncommon in the Pacific Northwest.
Help Find Nahla was created after a dog named Nahla was stolen in Seattle, Wash. in Sept. 2012. Not only did this Facebook page do just what its name indicated in finding Nahla, but it has also helped numerous other dogs return to their rightful owners.
The Help Find Oakley Facebook page was created after a soldier returning from Afghanistan discovered that his friend had sold his dog. With 14,000 likes and climbing, here's to hoping that Oakley also returns to his rightful owner. Read Oakley's story here.
Curly is a senior dog who requires special care. Best wishes to Dr. Gillen for finding your dog - and thank you to the animal community who helped Curly return home. Thanks to social media communities like Help FIND Nahla and Help Find Oakley, dog theft is no longer a low visibility crime.
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