Lexy, the 4-year-old runaway service dog has been caught after 5 days on the run in frigid temperatures!
The Dog Gone Rescue ladies have been out there all day again. This team truly did a wonderful job.
Her Veteran Companion, Danny, was working with the team and was going out to bring another dog to the area where poor Lexy has been seen. (She was with two other dogs when she didn’t come home) All of a sudden he saw Lexy, opened the door, called her and she jumped in for a ride.
She is on her way to the veterinarian’s office right now, everyone is praying for her……although she is good, she looked like she had been out in this cold for a few nights.
About the Dog Gone Team
— by Patty Bonviso
This was a difficult case because they were so far away. Many people on this team traveled more than an hour every day, one way to get to where she was.
The trap was set with the ACO, the team did many many bacon burns which I believe ultimately helped keep her in the area, although she didn’t eat any, her grandmother said she loves bacon.
Yesterday, to put up posters, Jaye Markwell did it twice. I can’t thank her enough for her commitment and love of dogs!
I’d also like to thank the others who helped on this journey and I pray I don’t miss anyone. Renee Rausch, Kim Kellogg, Carol Ferrucci, Debra Frost, Candace Bouchard, Patty Bonviso and Terri Miles who did all the hard work of managing social media.
Marsha Lemley thank you for your help on Sunday too.
It is another amazing day for DGR and our team of volunteers that go above and beyond every day!
These ladies need some rest so let’s pray that everyone keeps their dogs home!
A Message From Lexy’s “Grandma” (at 3:48 p.m.)
Great news. With the help of our friends at “dog lost” rescue group, WE CAPTURED LEXY this afternoon. She is quite thin, and is on her way to the veterinary hospital to be checked over, but it was a JOYOUS reunion with her family.
I have to thank you and ALL the wonderful dog lovers out there for their help in bringing her back. The “Dog Lost” rescue group was beyond amazing in their efforts and their spirit during this stressful period. They deserve the biggest praises for their hard work and positive spirit!!!!!
Thank you ALL out there for all of your help. You have made my son and his family VERY, VERY, happy!
NOTE: From Terri Miles
Lexy’s saga was one of the most draining stories I’ve covered in the past 2 decades.
Aside from the other missing dogs in the past couple of years, I put it up there with the Annemarie Cusano murder (from my first week on the job at Hometown Publications), the Fire Department’s rescue of Slick, the polo pony in Woodbridge, and the missing teen story from March 2011.
Personally, I can’t thank everyone in Orange and Woodbridge who cared and shared about this little dog, without your attention she could still be out there.
Of course, I can’t say enough about Dog Gone Recovery Volunteers and my contact Patty Bonviso who kept me on top of their activities.
No one likes to be told to “stand down” including me, especially when it is so cold and nasty out — but we did it, Dog Gone Recovery Volunteers did their job, and now she’s home.
This is why I LOVE what I do.
THANK YOU EVERYONE!