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I want to give a shout out to the Somerville police department! Yesterday I was in town near Union Sq and my dog was spooked by a man who was only trying to say ‘hi’. He was outside in the yard and usually is fine but he was abused by former owners and those scars are still there and his ‘flight’ instinct kicked in. He ran and I went in that direction and people who saw him said he went past and continued out onto the main road.
The police had an APB out on him and cops in cruisers were looking for him. He is very skittish and runs when approached. I feared he would be hit by a car. He was gone for several hours and it was going to get dark soon. The police called me every time that there was a siting and it was extremely helpful; he was covering a lot of ground. The last call got me in the area and we located the poor guy who was exhausted, thirsty and limping from blistered paws. I really feel that had we not found him before dark that we may have never seen him again alive. Thank you again Somerville Police as he is truly one of the family and we greatly appreciate your concern.
– Michael Cioffi