DANSVILLE – This dog was happily reunited with his family on Monday due to the efforts of Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Barrett and County Dog Control, who worked together to keep the dog safe and locate the two owners after he was found on Sunday.
“This is an excellent example of why you should get your dogs licensed,” said Roxanne Clark, 60, dog control officer at County Dog Control. “If they aren’t licensed and they by chance get picked up over the weekend like this guy, you won’t be able to get him back until you visit your Town Office and get a license. In this case that meant waiting until Monday to get him back.”
A Facebook post to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office’s page first advised that the dog had been found, then the page advised that the owners had been found. The original post was ‘shared’ hundreds of times among local community members.
Officer Clark added that the dog, whose name was not known to Dog Control, was apparently very friendly with Deputy Barrett, and the two got along well enough that the Deputy drove him to Dog Control in Mount Morris from Dansville in his patrol vehicle.
“He was apparently just a sweet dog who wanted to go home,” added Officer Clark. “But this is a good opportunity to let people know, license your dogs! The law requires that all dogs be licensed and have current rabies shots. You can visit your Town Office to get a license, and there are free rabies clinics you can go to.”
PHOTO CAPTION: The dog in Deputy Barrett’s patrol vehicle. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Facebook)
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