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Maryland Family Reunited With Injured Dog Lost in Maine for 9 Days

A Severn family pet had a misadventure while they were visiting family in Maine. Watch the video of their reunion.

Dempsey barely survived after getting out of a yard in Maine. He will soon return to Maryland. Credit: Screen shot from WJZ video
Dempsey barely survived after getting out of a yard in Maine. He will soon return to Maryland. Credit: Screen shot from WJZ video

A Maryland family has been reunited with their dog after it spent nine days without food in the arctic temperatures of rural Maine.

On Jan. 1, Jamie Cyrway of Severn was alarmed to learn her dog, Dempsey, jumped a six-foot fence at her parent’s house in Maine, reports WJZ TV. The family searched for the year-old boxer for days, offering a reward, putting up signs around the neighborhood and on Facebook.

Cyrway had to return home for work, but the search continued. Someone reported hitting a dog with his car near Christine Pierce’s Maine house, so she went out to look for the dog. She followed tracks into a building and found Dempsey, with a broken leg, emaciated and unmoving.

“It’s really a miracle,” veterinarian Darren Richards said in the WJZ story. “I think when she found him, he was probably within an hour or two of dying.”

Cyrway drove back to Maine last weekend to be reunited with Dempsey. Pierce will receive a small reward for finding the pooch.

>>Watch the video of the family reunited with their injured dog on WJZ.

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