UPDATED: 'I Just Found Her This Afternoon'
Missing for 5 weeks, Reese is back home
After five weeks, 1,425 East Atlanta Patch readers spreading the word on Facebook and sending good vibes and well wishes for her safe return, Reese, the missing Edgewood pooch, is back with her Mom.
Reese's owner, Whitney X. Teufel, wrote a letter to the East Atlanta Patch community asking for help in finding her dog after a May 20 home invasion of her La France Street house.
Reese, who is shy, escaped in the commotion and had been missing since.
Teufel just e-mailed us the good news that the two were reunited Thursday afternoon.
"I just found her this afternoon!!!!!! 5 weeks!"
Teufel explains the reuinion:
"Reese has been spotted all around town throughout Kirkwood to the East Lake Golf Club.
On Friday afternoon, two girls who had read the story — Rebecca and Alicia — saw her in Pullman Yard. I started to leave food in there, but received a call that she had moved onto Kirkwood again. The Kirkwood neighborhood association lent me a trap, that I set up in Pullman Yard on Monday.
I worked from home today because I was having my back door replaced from the break-in.
Around 4 pm, I went over to put food in the trap — it looked like it might rain later — she was standing outside of the trap — trying to get the food without going in! I called her name and she came to me. I carried her out — didn’t have a leash on me.
She is very skinny, very dirty, has several wounds on her back that are healing — looks like she may have been hit by a car and rolled — but she is OK.
I am so grateful for everyone who sent well wishes.