Stray Dog Found July 4th

Can you help this dog find his/her way home?


We found this dog running along Boston Post Road in Madison near Lowrey Field on the evening of July 4th.

It appears to be a poodle mix around 20-25lbs.

The dog has been placed in the Madison Dog Pound.

We really hope the rightful owner will come forward soon.

(Submitted by Sherry Brohel)

Editor's Note:

Sherry and her husband not only found the dog and made sure it was safe, Sherry also took the time to post this announcement, and then send a follow-up email to make sure we got the announcement. We asked her for a few more details, and this is what she told us:

My husband got it out of the road. It willingly came to us and even tried to get in our car. It seems like a very sweet dog but it had no collar or tags. It was exhausted and panting as though it had been running for a while.  We gave it water and called police. They came in about two minutes :).

I have told police that we are willing to care for it permanently or until the owner comes forward.  We are dog lovers and hate to see it locked up.  When I visited the police department today, to inquire about how the dog was doing,  I was told that the animal control officer is off until Monday.  I then visited the pound to take pictures.  The dog is doing well today [Thursday].

I just want to get the word out, so maybe the dog can get out before the weekend.  Thanks for helping in this effort.  As much as we would love to adopt this dog, it is only right to do our part to find the original owner.  I imagine someone is missing their pet.  I am guessing the dog is a cockapoo, but that is a guess.


Madison Animal Control Officers are Fran Fellows and Emily Clark (part-time) and can be reached at 203-245-2721 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon on weekends. The kennel is on Bridge Street at the intersection of Copse Road.

Lisa MacDonald July 08, 2012 at 09:52 PM
To: Leslie. That is a great idea! If you have stopped by the Madison dog pound in this heat, you'll know first hand just how bad it is there. The winter has the opposite problem of cold drafts over cold concrete. Hope your plan catchs on in the best interest of our little and sometimes big canine friends.
Mildred Oshea July 10, 2012 at 09:58 AM
The photo looks like the dog is in a rather small cage for its size. Are these pets allowed to run around free in some grassy fenced in area at all?
Liz Neighbors July 14, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Once again, we see how wonderful it is to live in a town like Madison and it takes a village...even for our pets. I've been stopping at the pound for years to visit any dog that might be doing time. While I've always felt sorry for any dog in that prison, I'm embarrassed to say,even as an animal lover, I never even thought about a new place for the dogs. Maybe now that the skate park has been shamefully vandalized, that could be a place to relocate our furry friends.
A. Shea July 15, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Another great idea from Liz! You're a smart cookie. That's want happens when people pool their ideas and brainstorm for a good common cause. Relocate the run down dog pound away from that secluded dismal area next to the R.R. tracks to a new brighter and safer place more frequented by people and visitors. Over by the police department somewhere would be good because that's an active area were the town dog wardens work from. The dogs would likely be less frightened, their owners quicker to find and retrieve them and more visibility to new prospective owners of unclaimed dog. A stint in the pound should be less like punishment and more like caring for our lost frightened friends. That's the least we can do for man & woman's best friends. We hope someone with know how and organizational skills can spearhead this compassionate venture. Many hands makes light work.
Richie Wolfson July 30, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Any acknowledgement from town government that we are in need of a new dog pound in Madison? Any plan for for it in the near future? Does anyone even care?


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