Thanks to caring West Islip residents and some media publicity, Harry, a dog found wandering in West Islip Tuesday, will be reunited with his owner, Dave, this morning at the Islip Town Animal Shelter.
According to Dave, Harry somehow got out and ran off Tuesday and Dave spent hours looking for him. Then a neighbor of Dave's, Brian, spotted Harry's picture on the West Islip Patch and reached out to Dave to let him know about the lost dog story.
"I will pick him up as
soon as the shelter opens," he wrote in a comment to the lost dog story, and thanking both Brian and the Patch for helping in the rescue.
The real 'rescuer' however, is Patch reader Dawn Tokar Butler, who saw Harry getting picked up by the town animal truck, took a picture and sent it to Patch in hopes that the dog's owner would see it and rescue him from the pound.
"I am glad that you found your dog. When I came home from the store I saw animal
control picking him up and I knew he was lost. I sent the photo to the Patch in
the hopes that someone could identify him. So happy!!," Dawn wrote in learning about Harry being found.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE A dog roaming around in West Islip Tuesday afternoon, in the area of Bay and Secatogue Lane, was picked up by Town of Islip Animal Control and is now at the pound waiting for his owner to be located.
The canine has no name tag and an expired rabies tag. While animal control officials are searching for the owner there is only a five-day window for animals to be kept at the shelter.