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Rescue dog lost along Coquihalla Highway reunited with new family

Cold and hungry but otherwise safe, Timber was found by his owners a few kilometres from where he bolted from their vehicle at the Comstock exit on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday.
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December 17, 2019 - 10:52 AM

A rescue dog lost on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday has been reunited with its owners.

Sydney Schoenfelder says the dog was found yesterday, Dec.16, around five kilometres from the Comstock exit on the Coquihalla where the dog had escaped its harness on Saturday.

Sydney and her husband Colton had just picked the dog up in Vancouver and were on their way home when they stopped at the Comstock exit on Saturday afternoon.

The dog became frightened by the traffic, backed its way out of its harness and bolted into the woods.

“We had a sighting reported to us yesterday so we had an idea of the dog’s possible location,” Schoenfelder says.

Sydney and her husband Colton have another dog, Willow, who they brought with them to the location on the highway.

She says Colton and Willow no sooner began walking the fence line along the highway when Willow sniffed out the missing pooch.

“He let us pick him up. He was really cold and hungry, but he seems okay otherwise. We’re so grateful,” she says.

Sydney say Angel’s Animal Rescue of Merritt were able to set a live trap for the dog yesterday, which they checked every couple of hours.

“If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know how we would have been able to get the news out, and have this person contact us,” Sydney says.

“Angel’s did an amazing job, we’re so thankful to them.”

The couple are going to name their new dog Timber because he was found under a tree.

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