Jake

Jake

Williams Lake digital community helps find missing dog

Laura Cunningham is sending a big thank you to social media, the community and the couple who found her lost dog.

Laura Cunningham is sending a big thank you to social media, the community and the couple who found and looked after her lost nine-year-old Rottweiler Jake.

Cunningham lives on Dog Creek Road. She and her family noticed Jake had gone missing on Saturday night.

“I put it on the Facebook website Williams Lake Purge and Indulge, and half an hour later somebody posted that they’d seen him get picked up in a truck across from my house,” Cunningham says.

“It scared me because I thought that somebody had stolen him, but it turned out, these people, Gerry and Colleen Martin, just kept him and were trying to find him a home for him to go to.”

Social networking is so amazing, she says, adding thanks to Facebook and the almost 5,000 people saw her post.

“I probably got 400 responses to it of people helping me try and find him. People are amazing.”

Jake has really bad arthritis and Cunningham went around knocking on every door to see if anyone had seen him.

Cunningham and her husband adopted Jake when they purchased the house on Dog Creek Road about five years ago.

“My husband told the owners of the house we weren’t taking the house unless we got the dog too.”

Before they owned him, Jake used to run along Dog Creek Road and then return home.

“Everybody knew him,” Cunningham says.