Dog Missing in Kirkland Since Jan. 11 Car Fire Reunited with Owner

Kirkland residents spotted Mandy, whose story captured the hearts of local residents, Saturday morning and kept track of her until her owner could be brought to the scene.

Mandy, the dog missing was found by local residents Saturday morning near the site of the accident, and apparently is in good health, though she is on her way to be checked out by a veterinarian, said pet rescuer Jim Branson.

Mandy's owner, an elderly gentleman with no family in the area, has been relying on community support to help find the flat-coated retriever.

The community came out in a big way, organizing searches and reporting numerous sightings of the shy dog. Bitterly cold temperatures over recent days added to the concerns for the senior pooch.

Branson said Mandy was seen about 5 blocks from accident site, near 138th and 72nd.

"We got a call this morning of a sighting on Holmes Point Drive. Lots of people went down and kept track of where she was" until her owner could be brought to the site, Branson said. Mandy came right to her owner, and was taken to the vet for a checkup.

Branson, of 3 Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue, has been operating a Facebook page dedicated to helping find Mandy and working with local volunteers.

MEOW Cat Rescue  volunteer Marilyn Hendrickson said she was out with searchers after the call came in this morning that the dog had been sighted on Holmes Point Road, and that Mandy, though thinner and soaking wet, appears to be in good health and was thrilled to be back with her family.


Christie Malchow January 26, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Heart warming!
Jeanne Gustafson January 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM
So true, Christie. Such a happy ending!
Cindy Claypool January 28, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Thank goodness. Sometimes things do turn out okay. It seemed so additionally unfair of the universe to inflict this further pain on dog and owner after their recent loss (and a car accident).


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