“It was a really wonderful feeling for everyone.”
That’s how Mary Lahiff of Jericho describes finding Jax, a one-and-a-half-year-old Vizsla, who disappeared Saturday.
Jax owner, Anna Fontaine, is serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The dog was out snowshoeing with Fontaine’s husband, Joe, when he ran off.
“Jax is attached to our hip 99% of the time,” Fontaine said. “So he definitely got himself lost and must have been terrified.”
That’s when this small town did everything it took to bring Jax home safely on one of the coldest nights of the year.
Lahiff and her neighbors say JAx was wandering around for hours before they began their search party. After trekking through the snow for what they say must have been hours, they finally got a hold of the dog and took him to a nearby home, where he was kept safe and warm until reunited with Joe.
“It just made me really proud of my little community,” Lahiff said. “So many people, who barely knew each other really, pulled together to make sure this sweet dog didn’t have to spend a night outside on one of the coldest nights of the year.”