A 7-month-old pet is recovering after an unbelievable nine-day journey spanning two states, two rivers and 6 miles.
The canine, a German Shephard named Bailey, ran away from his house in Brooklyn and made all of it the way in which to Jersey City. The pup took off from his Purple Hook yard on April 29, after which went on fairly the journey.
His 4 paws then took him by the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on Saturday, the Holland Tunnel on Sunday and the Gowanus Bay the week earlier than.
“He’s insane, he’s incredible. He’s got the record,” mentioned Harriet Zucker, Bailey’s coach and the director of Purple Hook Canine Rescue.
Zucker had been serving to the canine by some behavioral points for a number of weeks, earlier than his proprietor mentioned he bought out and was lacking. She search had been ongoing because the day Bailey bought unfastened, and regardless of making and distributing fliers, there had been only some spottings.
“Once I knew he didn’t die in the water, that’s what I was afraid of…I figured one way or the other, we’re gonna find him,” Zucker mentioned.
Bailey, who’s younger and takes a very long time to belief individuals, was noticed in a New Jersey Dwelling Depot car parking zone on Sunday. That is the place Port Authority Police Officer Andrew Vignapiano bought harnessed up, going out onto a ledge on the parking storage to rescue the terrified canine.
“Slowly made my way closer, told the dog he’s a good boy good girl and I was able to get the leash on the dog,” mentioned Vignapiano, who has a Husky himself. “I’m blowing kisses and saying all the sweet things we say to dogs.”
Bailey was introduced in from the ledge, and is way calmer since being discovered. He has captured the hearts of the vet techs on the Vet Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, the place he’s getting handled for the wound on his leg after the journey of a lifetime.
Zucker mentioned that when Bailey is totally healed and again to 100%, he can be put up for adoption, the place she’s positive he is discover a household.
“Everybody falls in love with him, so I think he’s going to be fine,” she mentioned.