The New Hampshire SPCA Field Services department was contacted by the North Hampton Police Department to help safely catch a stray dog that had been on the loose for a few weeks. It was reported that the dog was very timid and possibly injured. We posted her picture on Facebook and urged our community to be on the lookout and report any sightings. We received multiple tips via phone, email and Facebook from members of the community who saw the dog.
Our field services team spent the last week trying to locate the dog based off of the sightings they received. The dog travelled from North Hampton, to Exeter, to Hampton and finally to the area of Union Road and Portsmouth Ave in Stratham. The dog was spotted several times over the weekend in the area of Portsmouth Ave and Squamscott Road. On Tuesday morning, our office had a message from a local resident who had the dog in their backyard, and was still there. We responded to the area and was able to observe the dog from a distance. Hoping to catch the dog, we set up one of our humane traps. Shortly after returning to the shelter we received a call from the resident that the dog was safe in the trap. We returned to the house to pick up the dog and bring her to safety at the NHSPCA. She’s very thin and covered in ticks, but with proper care she should make a full recovery. We are still actively searching for her family, but so far no one has come forward to claim her.
It takes a community to bring a lost dog home. Thank you to all that shared our post, or called in with sightings.
The New Hampshire SPCA assists pet owners with lost pets as we are able by providing trap rental, advice, and volunteer assistance when available.
If your pet is missing, please review our lost dog recovery tips and contact the NHSPCA Field Services Department at 603-772-2921 x 111 or fill out a lost pet report.