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Before March 8, I couldn’t imagine the anguish of a lost pet. We learned how heart wrenching that could be on our spring break vacation. We travelled to the Pontiac region from London Ontario to visit friends and family and took our two dogs, Lady and Luka.

Before March 8, I couldn’t imagine the anguish of a lost pet. We learned how heart wrenching that could be on our spring break vacation. We travelled to the Pontiac region from London Ontario to visit friends and family and took our two dogs, Lady and Luka.
On arriving, we entered the house but Luka squeezed out the door before it closed. He took off up the laneway, and disappeared into the night. With the help of family and friends we hunted until early morning. My daughters turned to social media for comfort. Family and friends “shared” their posts and asked people to keep their eyes open.
We searched for the remainder of our 3 day visit and I posted a lost pet ad on Kijiji. The response was overwhelming as my ad had been seen by several lost pet networks (Pontiac Animal Aide, Ottawa and Valley Lost Pet Network) who alerted their volunteers to be on the lookout.
We had to head home, not knowing where he was or if he was OK but         constant emails from complete strangers kept our hopes alive.  We headed back to Quyon, March 14, to search. While driving, we spotted him, but he disappeared into the woods. After a weekend stay, we once again headed back home.
My phone rang, March 19, and the voice on the other end was music to my ears. She said, “I think I have your dog.” She reassured me she would take care of him until we could make arrangements to pick him up.
I can’t say enough about the Pontiac region’s people. We deeply thank      everyone who helped in one way or another. We thank Animal Aide Pontiac’s volunteers for their support and help. I encourage everyone who has time or space in their families to contact them to be a   volunteer or foster family for a pet in need.
Thank you everyone!

The Beaudoin Family
LONDON ONTARIO