Their automobile was stolen with their canine inside, and a Guilford household is crediting social media for serving to to convey him residence.
“Oh my God. Tears. We had been each crying,” mentioned Alex Furbush. “And we’re so grateful for the nice Samaritans on the market.”
It’s a reunion that got here along with loads of assist and slightly luck, however earlier than that, it was a race to seek out Harley.
“He’s my buddy. I really like him a lot, and never understanding what was going to occur was so scary. We looked for hours for him,” mentioned Chris Kiertz.
On Tuesday, Kiertz, Furbush, and their 4-year-old rescue, Harley, had been driving to their newly-purchased residence and made a rapid pitstop in Milford to select up just a few objects. They left the automobile working for Harley, locked the door, and took the keys with them. However once they returned, each the canine and the automobile had been gone. They imagined the worst.
“Not understanding the place he was and understanding that he might doubtlessly spend the night time in sub-freezing chilly temperatures, it was scary,” mentioned Kiertz.
The couple known as police after which put out a plea on social media to seek out Harley. They didn’t assume it could do a lot, however they needed to attempt something. In a matter of hours, it was shared hundreds of occasions. And miles away in New Haven, that made the distinction.
Kiertz and Furbush say a upkeep employee noticed Harley pacing across the deserted automobile in a car parking zone behind a comfort retailer in New Haven. The employee went again to work however noticed a short while later that the canine was nonetheless there, so he determined to take the pup residence.
“I don’t know the way he bought Harley to go together with him peacefully as a result of he’s not precisely nice with strangers,” mentioned Furbush. “Obtained him to return to his residence, and I assume a neighbor noticed him and mentioned, ‘that’s the canine that’s throughout Fb proper now.’”
Furbush says the employee managed to get in contact along with her brother to allow them to know Harley was protected.
“He mentioned, ‘I’ve your canine. I believe I do know the place the automobile is just too,’” mentioned Furbush.
About 5 hours after the theft, Harley was again the place he belonged. His household says he’s fully high-quality and completely satisfied to have the additional treats and a focus. Though loads of the objects they’d packed within the automobile for the transfer are actually gone, they are saying it’s stuff that may be changed. They’re simply grateful to household, associates, police, and full strangers for spreading the phrase and serving to to get Harley residence.
“It was an emotional rollercoaster. I don’t know how one can put it into phrases. We love our canine a lot,” mentioned Kiertz.