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Dog rescued for the second time in the past month

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  February 22, 2013 10:55 AM

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(MSPCA Angell)

A local dog was rescued Friday for the second time within the past month.

Lani was first rescued from a hoarder home in Braintree last month along with a dozen other purebred Shar Pei dogs. The dogs were brought to the MSPCA-Angell animal adoption center in Jamaica Plain.

Teri DeFilippo adopted Lani on Tuesday, but when they got to DeFilippo’s home on Church Street in Wareham at about 5 p.m., the dog slipped out of her leash and ran toward Route 6, officials from the adoption center said.

A three-day search for Lani ended Friday when Alyssa Muro, manager of the MSPCA's adoption center in JP, brought one of the dog's litter-mates to the Wareham area to try to find Lani.

Using tips from people who had seen the missing dog, Muro went to the area where Lani had been spotted in the past and was able to lure her close enough to recover her.

"Thanks to her new family for all the work they put in!" Muro wrote on the MSPCA's Facebook page Friday. "In the end, it was someone who had been given a flyer by them this morning and called to let us know where Lani was."

Lani is now back with her new owner, who expressed gratitude on Facebook.

"One million thanks is not enough!" DeFilippo wrote.

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