Lost and Found: Dog still on the loose
By Rose Panieri firstname.lastname@example.org June 5, 2012 12:16PM
Finn is at large in Will County. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Updated: July 7, 2012 8:03AM
Finn, a Brittany spaniel, has been on the loose since March 31 — that’s a long time for a dog to survive in a high-traffic area. There is a core of staunch optimists who believe it’s just a matter of time before the pup is found.
Indeed, there are “help Find Finn” T-shirts, a Finn-dedicated Facebook page and an entire subculture of dog-lovers searching for this Houdini of hounds.
Finn has a history of wandering. His original owner neglected Finn, allowing the pup to wander. Eventually, Finn was captured by animal control, and ultimately rescued by the National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network. He was fostered for about a month by Susan Hennis of Normal, who describes Finn as one of the most affectionate and intelligent dogs she has ever known.
In March, a Canadian couple was approved to adopt Finn. However, on the first leg of the journey to Canada, something went terribly wrong.
“Finn was on his way to his forever home in Canada on March 31,” Hennis said. “We drove him on his first leg of the long journey to Canada when he got loose in the Cracker Barrel parking lot in Joliet.”
Since then, there have been Finn sightings across Will County, including the Silver Leaf subdivision, near Joliet Junior College, Romeoville, Minooka and Channahon.
Finn enjoys riding in a car, and you just might be able to coax the shy pup to hop aboard. If you see Finn, don’t chase him. He’ll bolt. Instead, try luring him with a dog treat or speak quietly and gently to him.
Finn is neutered young male, approximately two-years-old. He’s a rich chestnut brown with white splotches.
If you spot Finn or have information, call 630-701-0507 or 309-838-4176. Visit www.facebook.com/#!/HelpFindFinn.
Garage door opener found
Joanne and Bob Navarro of Joliet were walking along, minding their own business, when they found a garage door opener in the vicinity of Douglas and Madison streets in Joliet. The device is shield-shaped with a red banner that is stamped, “Overhead Door,” the name of the manufacturer.
A Joliet man lost his K and D keychain with a Ford key and several other keys, two of which caps, one yellow and one black.
If you’ve lost — or found — something, call 815-773-7178 or email email@example.com.