Elderly Lost Dog Reunited with Owners After Being Found in Western Massachusetts
We all love a happy ending, especially when it comes to a missing pet.
At 3:45 in the morning on November 30 a dog went missing from his home in Nassau, New York. 16-year-old Lux was last seen at his home near US Route 20 east of Nassau near Kinderhook Lane and Barns Mill Road as his owner left for work early in the morning.
When owners arrived home to find their beloved pup missing, they sprung into action and a photo began circulating on social media, specifically on Steve Caparizzo's Pet Connection. The Albany, New York area broadcaster and animal advocate shared a photo of the elderly dog on his missing pets page.
About 12 hours later, the Animal Control Officer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts shared a photo of a lost dog near Hancock Shaker Village close to the New York boarder. A good citizen found the elderly pup walking towards a busy intersection and managed to wrangle him before something tragic happened. They then brought him to Berkshire Humane Society.
People in the comments section and on other local lost pet pages quickly realized they could be the same dog. The pups owners do not have social media, but a friend of theirs does and showed them the picture. They were overjoyed to see the photo and realize although their dog was scared, hungry and cold, that he was safe and they would be reunited.
According to the Berkshire Humane Society who held the pup until his owners arrives said that they were worried sick that their geriatric dog, whom they have had since he was a puppy, was suffering out in the cold. Lux had been under veterinary care for a digestive problem and was slowly gaining weight back thanks to his medication. Lux is now back home for the holidays.
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