DEPUTY’S ATTENTIVENESS LEADS TO REUNITING MISSING PET WITH FAMILY, DEC. 18, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Wignall saw a small white dog in a Berwick park this morning, but the dog would not allow him to get close. He remembered hearing about a dog that has been missing since it was separated from its owner as a result of a car accident last week and wondered if this could be the same dog. He contacted Polk County Animal Control, (AC), Officer Bill King for some assistance knowing that AC Officer King may be familiar with the search for the dog. Deputy Wignall said, “The dog appeared to be digging through the trash in a park in Berwick and wouldn’t let me get closer than about fifty yards, so it was obvious that the dog was hungry and scared”.
The owners of the missing dog have been searching for their pet since Wednesday, December 12, 2012, and were thrilled when AC Officer King called today to tell them their dog may be in the Berwick area. Shannon, the dog’s owner, drove to Berwick and was able to coax her dog, Alyah, back into her arms. She was ecstatic to be reunited with Alyah today, especially with the possibility of blizzard conditions later this week.