Homeward Bound: Missing New Hampshire dog found in Massachusetts a month after it disappeared

A dog that has been missing for almost a month was finally reunited with its owner- in another state.

After escaping his Marlow, New Hampshire home and traveling across state lines, Bear the black lab was spotted roaming the town of Orange earlier this week. The North Quabbin Regional Animal Control tried unsuccessfully to trap the dog for a few days before Bear finally took the bait Tuesday morning.

Bear and his owner shared a very happy reunion.

The news everyone has been waiting for! BEAR IS SAFE AND REUNITED WITH HIS OWNER! Yep, the black lab that has been running around Orange for over a week was indeed Bear, missing from Marlow, New Hampshire for almost a month! After a few unsuccessful days of trapping, we received a Facebook message that he was in the area this morning. Within ten minutes, the trail camera went off confirming he had spotted the trap. After holding our breath for a minute, in came the picture that he was caught! We would like to give a huge shoutout to Deb Bachrach, the Petersham ACO and volunteer with Missing Dogs Massachusetts. Deb put in so much time and effort into trapping Bear, we couldn’t have done it without her! A huge thank you to Rodney Hunt for allowing us to set up the trap on their property. Also a big thank you to everyone who called and sent us sightings. These sightings were crucial to helping set up a location to set the trap! Here he is being reunited with his very happy owner!

Posted by North Quabbin Regional Animal Control on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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