FORT KENT, Maine — A German shepherd from New Brunswick who escaped from her family home and crossed the International Bridge in Fort Kent was located in good health in the United States after her owner sent out pleas for help on social media.
Retrieving the dog from the United States would have been a simple matter under normal circumstances, but the coronavirus pandemic that has essentially closed the border between the two countries added a new complication. No one from Canada could go get her, and the people who found her could not take her back across to her home — even though her owners were friends of theirs.
The border-hopping dog, 17-month-old Diamond, escaped through a garage door from her Clair, New Brunswick, home Saturday morning while her family was nearly four hours away at a hockey tournament in St. Andrews.
Paryse Michaud and her husband, Sylvain Michaud, had taken the couple’s 9-year-old daughter Marilou Michaud to the tournament where she participated on the Jets hockey team.
Meanwhile, Paryse Michaud’s father, Robert Sirois, was caring for Diamond. At one point, Sirois opened the garage door of the Michaud home and Diamond made a run for the border. Sirois tried to capture the agile young dog, without success.
Still in St. Andrews, and desperate to locate Diamond, Paryse Michaud made a plea for help via Facebook, and the international search for the family pet was underway.
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