gone? Found via Internet
Reprinted from "The Sunday Enterprise" (Brockton,
Massachusetts), December 3, 2000
By Jocelyn Meek
ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
All seemed hopeless for the Goyette family of Milton: their family
Casey, a 2½-year-old English springer spaniel
had been missing for almost two weeks.
Newspaper ads and "Lost Dog" posters tacked up around town yielded nothing.
Ten-year-old Brendan, who slept each night with Casey draped across the
foot of his bed, couldn't get
The Goyettes and Brockton's animal control officers were able
to bring Casey
home via the Internet.
"It was the first time we've used" the Internet to reunite a lost
and its owners, Animal Control Officer Paul Tighe
Every night, Casey would accompany her
owner, Bob Goyette, to the Milton
cemetery for a run.
Goyette often let go of Casey's leash so she could romp while he ran laps, his
Betsy said. But on Nov. 18, Casey didn't meet up
with her owner at the end of his run.
a lap and all of a sudden she was gone. It was 7:30 p.m. and it
was dark. So we went all over the cemetery on and off all night long, and she
wasn't coming," Betsy
Goyette said. "It was
For days the Goyettes searched,
called neighbors, posted signs and
They called dog pounds in Boston, Braintree, Randolph and surrounding communities.
Brendan and his 9-year-old sister, Tori, worried.
"They were more concerned because they didn't know what had
(the dog). They thought she might be
hurt," Goyette said of her kids. "We really had given up, we thought
she wasn't coming back. There's a problem with coyotes in the town,
On Wednesday, Bob Goyette got an e-mail
from a stranger, suggesting he try
looking for Casey at
The Internet Lost and Found, www.lostandfound.com.
A few clicks away, Bob Goyette found a description of a young female
Spaniel fitting Casey's description - white
with liver colored spots.
The dog had been
found in Brockton and was being held at the Animal
Control Shelter on Court Street.