What a long strange trip it’s been for a mini-dachsund named Duck who was originally lost on the Upper West Side.
The dog’s owners posted the following message on the Facebook page Find Duck around 5 p.m.
“WE HAVE DUCK. He’s back in our apartment, and just got the most sorely-needed bath of his life.
The story from today:
Around 2:40 pm, I got a call from a man who had seen one of our signs in Harlem. (Quick aside: Signs that never would have gotten up without all of your help!) He told me that he had seen Duck in Pulaski Park in the Bronx yesterday around 2 or 3pm. We grabbed our things and hopped in a cab to the Bronx.
On the way there, the man called me back to say he was in the area and was following Duck! We met him there, and he led us to a small forested strip separating E 134th St. from the Major Deegan Expressway. We went in through a break in the fence and, after a minute or two of searching, Duck ran up to me and jumped into my arms.
Duck was still wearing his harness and his tag. He was also wearing a prong collar which we did not put on him. This suggests that someone had him and let him go (or he escaped), which would explain how he made it across the river.
We are so, so grateful to all of you for everything you have done. Duck wouldn’t have made it home without you all. We’re about to take Duck to the vet, to make sure everything’s okay. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Photo via Find Duck page.