Thanks to the quick networking on social media between two countries, a lost dog who accidently crossed from Canada into Maine (USA) is back at home with her family.
A German shepherd named Diamond escaped Saturday from her Clair, New Brunswick, Canada home and ended up in Fort Kent, Maine. COVID-19 restrictions prevented her family from retrieving the lost dog.
Bangor Daily News reported Paryse Michaud was several hours away at a hockey tournament watching her daughter play when she got word from her father, who was dog sitting, that the 17-month-old dog had escaped.
Michaud did what most pet parents do when their pet goes on the run. She posted a plea on Facebook for people in the Fort Kent area to keep an eye out for her dog.
A lot of people working together made the reunion possible. It took about six hours to track down Diamond as people posted updates on her whereabouts. Finally, a friend found the dog in a garage and kept her contained until a handoff could be made back to the Canadian side.
Annik Sirois, a friend of the family, sent a text and photo of Diamond to Michaud showing her safe and sound in a car and was reunited at a border station with family on Sunday.
Michaud told CTV Atlantic on Tuesday
I can never thank the people of Fort Kent enough.
Facebook can be a real pain at times for most of us. It’s nice to see how animal lovers come together on social media to reunite a lost pet with family.