SAUGUS (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A 6-month-old puppy that had been missing for nearly three months was rescued by a team of volunteers in Melrose on Dec. 5.
Bailey was brought to Massachusetts from Puerto Rico and was visiting a potential adoptive family in Saugus on Sept. 17 when he bolted across Route 1 and into the nearby woods, reports Wicked Local.
The news of Bailey's disappearance made local headlines, and dozens of volunteers came out in the following days to search for the missing puppy.
Bailey was reportedly spotted in the area; however, no one was able to catch the pup, and as time wore on, volunteers feared that Bailey had not survived.
However, just when some had given up hope, an animal control officer from Melrose called seeking assistance with a stray dog reportedly living in a neighborhood in the Melrose-Wakefield area.
Volunteers set a humane trap and were overjoyed when they found Bailey inside.
Bailey is recovering in Lynnfield and will be put up for adoption once he has had time to recover.
For more information: Wicked Local