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Blue comes home, with a little help from his friends

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Our dog, Blue, went missing from our yard on Remembrance Day.

We’d just rebuilt our fence and didn’t have the gates finished. Blue never leaves the yard unless we’re out with him so we weren’t worried about letting him out that morning.

As it happened, during the Remembrance Day ceremonies, there were loud bangs of gunfire. He must have ran looking for somewhere to hide. It had snowed quite a bit the night previous so regular spots were blocked.

It wasn’t until early afternoon that we realized he wasn’t in the yard. We did a frantic search of the neighborhood but could not find him anywhere.

We posted a notice on the Facebook page "Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert" which gets shared from friend to friend to friend. We put up posters all over our neighborhood, called the Humane Society, the city and all the animal hospitals.

A few days later a volunteer from the organization contacted us and offered to help with a flyer blitz, the offer of a search dog and even with insight from a psychic. We were frantic as the days went on. By the following Saturday — six days later — we had a group of people doing a flyer blitz around the neighborhood. We had family, friends, neighbors and volunteers from the Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert that we didn’t even know searching to find Blue.

That afternoon a man and his son were walking by the river and thought they saw a deer — and realized, "It’s that dog from the poster." They called him, he came to them, and they started heading for home. A few blocks from our house, Blue started to lead the way. Only my daughter was home at the time and didn’t get their names.

We can’t thank you enough for bringing our Blue home to us. We were overwhelmed with all the assistance during such a frantic time. So six nights he was away, he lost a little weight and was very tired. He went to his vet on Monday and all was fine. We are very blessed.

Thank-you to all out there who had a hand in helping us get Blue home. And, if you ever see a notice from the Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert posted on Facebook, please share!

— Ron Huzarski and Tannis Buzza

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