Community

Surrey Parks crews find tangled puppy

The Percivals are asking for any information that would help them locate their dog, Kona, who went missing on May 25. - Contributed photo
The Percivals are asking for any information that would help them locate their dog, Kona, who went missing on May 25.
— image credit: Contributed photo

A Newton family is celebrating the return of their beloved dog, nine days after she went missing.

Tanja Percival told Peace Arch News Tuesday that she and husband Peter are ecstatic after their seven-month-old Shiba Inu, Kona, was located that morning in South Surrey’s Serpentine Fen area, where she first went missing May 25.

Surrey Parks Department crews were in the area for park maintenance when they found the dog trapped after her leash became tangled.

“She was apparently tied up pretty bad at the park. Apparently, she got on to some peninsula and her leash got so tangled and tied up she was stuck there for nine days,” Tanja said.

“She’s quite skinny and smells a little, but she’s extremely happy to be home and she’s playing with her toys, eating and drinking as much as her stomach can handle at this moment.”

Kona had tugged her leash out of Tanja’s hand after she was spooked while walking in the park.

Despite scouring the area for days and putting up posters, the Percivals had no news of Kona – even after hiring pet-tracking company Petsearchers Canada, which brought out bloodhounds to pick up her scent.

After the exhausting search, the Percivals believed someone may have picked up the dog and offered a reward for her safe return.

“We’re so beyond lucky the park happened to be doing maintenance today and yesterday. They found her because they were in there, mowing the lawn,” Tanja laughed.

“When I found out, my office thought I was crazy because I was jumping and crying.

 

“It all worked out so well. Obviously any longer, and she may not have made it.”

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Sail past to light up Semiahmoo Bay Saturday
 
Sharing love for the bog
 
Bryant Park spruced up for winter
Marijuana grow-op found after Cloverdale shooting
 
Shooting on 12th Street
 
Total crime up 21 per cent so far this year
Barrel of laughs at the Fort Christmas party
 
Camp flags to presented at Chilliwack city hall
 
Where to get spooked, smash pumpkins, and have fun on Halloween

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.