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Dawson is a 3 year old male Collie mix who came to the shelter in May of 2010 with his brother Dylan. They both showed signs of distrust and were extremely terrified, probably from being mishandled.

Dawson was adopted by a nice family but the day following his introduction into their home something happened. The family decided to go for a hike. After beginning their hike, Dawson was spooked, slipped his collar and took off in the Keene Valley area. They did all they could to try to get him back, but he wasn't comfortable enough with them to go back.

The whole town was aware of Dawson's escape and many put food out for him during his three weeks on his own, a period in which there was snow, wind and single digit temperatures. Lorraine, her husband Bobby and I drove up to try our luck, but we knew the chances could be slim. Until we came to the DOT men who reported just having seen Dawson minutes before.

We got out of the truck and Dawson was spotted upon the hill against the snow. Lorraine and I began to yell to him and he instantly recognized our voices. He jumped up and sprinted halfway down the hill where he stopped, stretched and looked to make sure it was us. We each yelled our pet names to him and in seconds he was in our arms, met with hugs, kisses, tears and steak. He knew he was safe and that he was going home.

He remains happy, safe and loved with all of us at the shelter. But he's also awaiting his chance to have a family and we will find the perfect one for him.

Contributed by Marissa Glasser, Shelter Staff

Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter

Sprakers, NY

USA

Nancy Bell
Sprakers, NY

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