By Leslie Williams marconews.com
Monday, July 30, 2007
Marco Island, Florida After the ordeal that separated Jeane Hilt from her dog Mimi for three weeks, Hilt says she feels nothing but gratitude.
Mimi has finally made it home after being picked up July 1 by an out-of-town woman who mistook the dog as neglected, even though she had a tag with her owner’s information.
According to the man who arranged Mimi’s return, the woman was one of several people who helped save Mimi as she wandered from the home of a friend up Barfield Drive. “There were six people that stopped traffic on the Barfield Bridge,” Hilt said. “They saved her life.”
Hilt said Mimi apparently made her way through a field first, probably picking up dirt and brambles in her wiry coat.
“She looked like a scavenger,” Hilt said. “I’m not surprised someone thought she wasn’t being cared for.”
Hilt declined to give more details about the woman’s reasoning for picking Mimi up, saying that she is simply grateful to have her dog back.
She credits a story that appeared in the Eagle July 18 for effecting Mimi’s return.
The woman who was holding Mimi, apparently a Fort Lauderdale resident, read the story and contacted the man who originally called Hilt about the dog’s rescue. He acted as the middleman in the return.
Source: Marco News
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