Dog released into the wild as it was mistaken for a coyote

July 26th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Frankfort, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a $250 reward for anyone who can find and return a pet dog that was mistakenly released into the forest, because authorities thought it was a coyote.

About 20 people went into the forest to search for the dog on Saturday morning.

The Frankfort police captured the dog, Copper when they found the dog on the loose in the city. The police sent the dog to the Humane Society who mistakenly thought the dog was a coyote. The Humane Society then released the dog into the wild.

The dog’s owner Lori Goodlett however said she has been searching for the dog for at the spot, from where he was captured. Lori used to come and look for her dog there several times a day, since a number of days and she used to hope against hope that he would turn up some day. Goodlett said she was hoping the Copper was around somewhere until she realized Copper has been released into the wild.

Goodlett however says she is impressed with the response she has received from the public since the incident. She said she was touched when she saw people whom she never knew get involved in the search for Copper.

Copper remains in the wild for now and the Goodlett’s are offering $250 to anyone who finds Copper.

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