One of my Marriott friends, Sandy , who lives in Orlando and is now raising her 5th guide dog puppy called me this morning very worried. A guide dog puppy from the school we both work with- Guide Dog Foundation- was involved in a car accident and was lost in the streets of downtown Savannah. She asked me if I could call any of my pet rescue friends and I immediately called Lisa Scarborough, founder of Coastal Pet Rescue www.coastalpetrescue.org Lisa was already all over this- she not only had the story on her Facebook page, but had also “twittered”, had contacted WTOC who ran the story last night on TV and then posted the story on their website www.wtoc.com, who then contacted the folks at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament in case they had seen the puppy ( who was supposedly been seen there) the connections just go on and on.
GOOD NEWS! The puppy has been found! Read the story below and thank you to all of you who twittered, facebooked and helped find this puppy!
“Missing guide dog found and re-united
(‘Wednesday, April 22, 2009 2:13 PM EST’, ”, true);
Apr 22, 2009 2:13 PM EDT
By Christy Hutchings – bio email
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – The search for Ronin, a 14-week-old black lab and guide dog in training, is over. Ronin was re-united with the Guide Dog Foundation at the Christian Revival Center on 37th and Bull Streets thanks to Latoya Jones.
Latoya Jones found Ronin early Tuesday morning when the dog started following her. She took him home and Wednesday morning saw the story on WTOC. Wednesday afternoon she contacted the Guide Dog Foundation.
Ronin was lost when his caretaker was involved in an overnight with an accident on Montgomery Street and I-16. She was taken to the hospital, with non-life threatening injuries, Tuesday morning after being hit by a box truck while trying to cross the street. See: Accident sends pedestrian to hospital.
Witnesses say they saw Ronin running from the scene.”