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Elderly Dog, Found ‘Almost Frozen To Death’ In Ditch, Reunited With Elderly Owner

Sagadahoc County, Maine – Over the weekend, the Sagadahoc County Communications Center received a report of a dog laying in the road in the town of Arrowsic. Deputy Mark Anderson responded to the call and began searching the area for the dog.

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office said:

After checking nearby ditches, he located a very cold, female dog, appearing almost frozen to death. There were claw marks where she had attempted to climb out of the ditch before her paw got too cold.

When Deputy Anderson approached, the elderly dog held up her paw and “whimpered heavily” in an apparent plea for help. Deputy Anderson picked up the dog and placed her into his patrol vehicle for transport to the dispatch center in Bath.

The senior dog was met with kindness by the staff. The sheriff’s agency said:

The on-duty dispatchers immediately provided care. She was bundled up in blankets and a portable heater was used to help warm her up. They fixed her a plate of food and once she warmed up and stopped shivering, she ate the plate clean.

Deputy Anderson was determined to find the dog’s owner. The sheriff’s office said:

Deputy Anderson went to work making some lost dog flyers and returned to the area and began knocking on doors in an attempt to locate the owner. It wasn’t long and he figured out who the owner was. He learned the dog was at least 14 years old and was let outside around 9 PM the previous evening.

Deputy Anderson learned that the dog’s owner, an elderly female, had stayed up all night waiting for her pet to return home. The dog was eventually reunited with the woman.

Those involved in the rescue effort were commended:

A huge shout out to Communications Specialist Shaun and Dori, as well as Deputy Anderson, for providing extraordinary care for this animal. The efforts of these three Sagadahoc County employees, without a doubt, saved the life of this precious pet.
Kudos to you!

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  1. This is the kind of officers we need. It is pretty rural up there in Maine so it is not as impersonal. Still, thanks to all who helped this old dog, she was saved and reunited with her person. It might be time for her to stop going out by herself soon as her mind may not be what it once was. A good story,

  2. That brainless woman doesn’t deserve this precious dog!! She should not wait inside, she should go outside to find him!!! This poor dog deserves a much better home!!!

  3. So happy 😁 that this sweet ❤️ dog 🐕 was rescued..and is okay and is now back 🔙 with it’s owner thank you for making efforts to, find the puppy 🐶 dogs owner and not giving up.

  4. Thanks so much to that good hearted deputy who saved this precious dog. I’m so glad she was reunited with her owner!



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