Missing Dog Penny Reunited With Her Family

The Boston Terrier was located in the area behind Town Hall on Sunday morning.

The expression goes that dogs are man’s best friend. But Sunday morning, one canine proved to be a great friend to its fellow dog.

Because Penny, the Woburn family’s Boston Terrier who was mi, was still wearing her leash when she ran away, she found herself in a bit of a predicament stuck in the swampy area behind Town Hall.

That’s when a Miller Street resident was walking their dog in the area. The dog began barking, having sniffed Penny out. At first the passing dog’s owner didn’t see Penny in the area because she was so far into the swamp, but they soon saw just what had grabbed their dog’s attention.

Having seen posters with Penny’s picture on them in the neighborhood, the man knew who to call, and the missing Boston Terrier was reunited with her family.

“I’ve been running around the past few days feeling like I was in a bad dream,” said Penny’s owner, Christina Marshall. “When we got the call that she had been found, it was like the seem feeling, reversed – a good dream. I have to keep pinching myself to make sure I’m actually awake and she’s home with us.”

Marshall offered some advice to any family with a missing dog. She said it’s important to communicate as much as possible through social media and by posting flyers everywhere possible. She also added that the biggest thing was to not give up hope.

“I cannot thank the community enough for their help in finding Penny,” said Marshall. “I probably won’t ever know how many people were out there for the past few days helping us, but to all of them, Gary and I give our heartfelt thanks and eternal gratitude.”

JC September 10, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Being the resident mentioned I would like to set the story straight, I was there. The real hero of the story is named George. He is a 2 year old border collie mix who recently underweant surgery for a torn ligament and is limited to short walks around the yard. While on one of these walks on Saturday evening, George held his nose in the air sniffing and proceded to the back corner of our property and tried to advance into the swamp behind our house. Due the cast on his leg I had to try my best to prevent him from venturing into the quagmire. The following morning he again attempted to get into the swamp two more times. Due to George's persistence on returning to exactly the same spot near the swamp I finally noticed the red harness that Penny was wearing and was able to retrieve her from the hellish bowells of the Wilmington bogs. HOOOORAY GEORGE! p.s. take penny to vegas because she is one lucky pup.
Laurie September 11, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Way to go George!!! I was wondering if that was who found her :)
webmom September 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM
that's awesome...you have a really great dog!
Jeanne September 11, 2012 at 02:50 PM
So VERY happy that Penny has been found BUT are the thousand of "Missing" signs going to be removed from the "every" other telephone poles around town?? Just wondering?
Barbara Pappas October 01, 2012 at 03:56 PM


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