Blizzard Helps Bring Long-Missing NYC Dog Home to Owner
It took a major snowfall to finally round up Burt the whippet.
By BILL McGUIRE
January 28, 2015, 1:07 AM
• 4 min read
-- A New York City woman searched for months for her missing dog but it took a snow storm that shut down the city to help find him.
The whippet named Burt went missing in August from his home in Manhattan and as it happens, Fire Department of New York Lt. Dave Kelly first spotted the dog a few weeks ago and had been leaving food out for him, but decided that with the storm coming it was time to trap him so he wouldn't be out in the weather.
Kelly had reportedly seen the dog rummaging for food at night time on the FDNY Bureau of Training grounds for about three weeks, ABC station WABC-TV reported. He began to feed Burt with hopes of getting close enough to grab the dog.
Determined to nab the pooch, late Monday into early Tuesday, Kelly set food inside a dog cage on Randall's Island and managed to capture Burt. He searched online, found a Facebook page entitled Bring Burt Home, and contacted Burt's delighted owner.