New Jersey dog ??missing for two weeks was found while swimming in Barnegat Bay
A golden retriever that went missing with his family in Brick Township bravely weathered two weeks of wind and rain before recovering safely on Tuesday morning. According to New Jersey police, he was swimming in Barnegat Bay.
On June 6, Chunk’s family reported that he was missing, about 20 miles from their home in Brick Township. It is unclear whether the family had been to the bay when the three-year-old dog disappeared.
On Tuesday morning, the New Jersey State Police received a reminder that the dog had been found in the bay. They reacted to the area in a boat and found Chunk near the Mantoro Golden Bridge. He returned safely to the shore and was later reunited with his family.
State police found the missing Golden Retriever in Barnegat Bay earlier this morning, soldiers Ryan Kohler and Vincent…
Losing a dog can be stressful for pet owners, but they usually have a high recovery rate. A 2012 study found that An estimated 86-97% of lost dogs in the United States Finally found the way home. According to the same study, these odds are higher than cats, who only go home 63-84% of the time in the United States. If cats eventually enter the shelter, they are less likely to return to their owners, in part because they are not as often labeled or implanted with microchips as dogs. The shelter also has more restrictions on stray cats.
Most lost dogs are found by searching the communities where they disappeared, usually with the help of signs and online posts. Although an alarming number of dogs will eventually find their way home on their own-up to 30% according to the above research-the best thing pet owners can do is to ensure their dogs have the latest ID tags or microchips.
In this case, Chunk has his own adventure and will be happy to return to a more comfortable lifestyle.