Leigh's Lost and Found report: Featuring another success story involving a Great Pyrenees gone for a week

April 15, 2013|Leigh Moody | Anchor

Thanks to our partnership with the Springfield Animal Shelter and the nearly 5,000 friends on the Leigh's Lost and Found facebook page, successful reunions are happening every week. That includes a *great* one involving a Great Pyrenees missing for a week in Springfield.

Mollie is a five year old farm dog that works nights, protecting the cattle on her family's farm off I-44. When she didn't show up on her family's front porch one morning a couple of weeks ago, her owner Jane Reynold said she knew something was really wrong, especially because Mollie was in heat.

"She has a boyfriend down the road and when he goes wandering, she goes with him. And he went wandering and she went with him."

Jane posted flyers around town and got a lot of calls from local residents and businesses about Mollie sightings but no one was able to catch her. Then, one of her friends told her to post on Leigh's Lost and Found facebook page.


"We posted on there and that night alone we must have got 20 hits about sightings and that someone had her, so we quit looking."

Turns out, Mollie got away from that person as well. and went missing for three more days. But sightings kept popping up on the Lost and Found page and eventually, after a week of her being gone, Jane got the call about Mollie that she'd been praying for, from a nice couple.

'They had her and they also had a Pyrenees, so she was having the time of her life with them! I was crying, I was sick, because I wasn't sure it was her until I actually drove up and saw her. There was nine or 10 Pyrenees missing at the same time as her and I wasn't sure it was her. But it was her."

Mollie stayed pretty stoic through the whole ordeal, but Jane says they learned a valuable lesson and plan to get Mollie spayed as soon as possible to prevent any more wandering in her future.

If you have lost or found an animal, be sure to call animal control at 417-833-3592. You can also visit its website to see a gallery of pictures of all the animals currently being housed there. You can also post pictures and information about lost and found pets on the Leigh's Lost and Found facebook page. If you haven't already, be sure to 'like' that page and share it with your friends.

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