Workers at a New Milford animal shelter are breathing a sigh of relief after their beloved pit bull Rocky, who they feared stolen, was returned on Monday.
Llewellyn, a Kennel Attendant at the Animal Welfare Society of New Milford, said immediate panic set in after Rocky, 6, disappeared on Sunday.
“I saw his harness was still in the basket; we realized he was gone,” Llewellyn said.
Llewellyn said someone broke in on Sunday evening while she was running errands. Rocky was the only missing thing.
“Clearly, someone broke in -- took him -- and got scared and dropped him (off somewhere),” Llewellyn said.
Luckily, the red-nosed pit bull wasn’t gone for long.
“(At) 10 past 11, he came back. A neighbor brought him back, said he wandered into his mother-in-law’s backyard,” Llewellyn said. “I looked at him and couldn’t quite believe that was him. It was a huge relief, knowing that he was safe.”
Rocky is safe, but still looking for a permanent family and Llewellyn hopes to find a suitable, loving home for the dog.
“He’s still available for adoption. He’s a wonderful dog,” said Llewellyn.
Anyone interested in adopting Rocky can call the Animal Welfare Society of New Milford directly at 860-354-1350.