Our dog, Marisol, was in the woods on the afternoon of Nov 2 2010 with her dog walker and puppy play group near Hutchins Rd. in Medford, MA (behind Lawrence Memorial Hospital). The group of dogs was attacked by another dog, who happened to go for Marisol. One of the dogs in her group got between her and the attacker, and she ran.
By the time the owner of the aggressive dog got his dog under control and our dog walker had her group together, Marisol hadn’t returned. Our dog walker called and searched for her for 15-20 minutes, and then called me at about 2:20 pm. My husband and I joined her, and we searched the woods and neighboring streets until it was dark. We’ve spoken with neighbors, called animal control in Medford and Winchester, and contacted local shelters.
We’re certain she’s hungry and frightened. The few people who saw her said she appeared uninjured but was skittish and ran away from them. We think she’s scared and has reverted to street dog mode — super submissive and hiding until she’s so hungry she has to scavenge.
She’s a spayed, 20-25 lb, copper colored mutt (a Puerto Rican street dog we rescued when she was 7 months old). She’s 3 years old now, and she’s friendly.
My husband and I are frantic about her and would appreciate it if anyone who sees her could give us a call at 617.383.9228, at any hour of the day or night.