Nearly a month went by and no one had seen Josie. Lorraine, one of our volunteers, and a few other people in the area began noticing a stray dog who was hanging around near the hwy in Chewelah. They tried to catch her and to make friends with her, but she was shy and scared and kept running away. Then they saw the post about a missing dog named Josie and hoping this was the same dog, they called the owner.
Thankfully the owners were able to come the next morning. Josie was found quite a ways down below Hwy. 395 in a haybarn. The owners called her for about 3 hours and were about to give up when Josie heard them calling.
And so, 33 days after Josie went missing, she was reunited with her family. Never ever give up on a lost animal, there is always hope!
Acting quickly, network through sites like FaceBook and Twitter, posting flyers, contacting local shelters, vet clinics and police, and searching over and over again can make all the difference.