Letters: Concern and caring shown

Drivers show concern and slow down for fleeing dog

On April 19 at 9 a.m., our dog Jasper, a black shepherd cross, broke free while in the care of Sooke Vet Hospital and escaped. By the time my wife and I arrived, he was gone. We began searching and asking people if they’d seen a lost dog. Without exception, everyone we spoke to showed concern and offered to spread the word and contact us if they saw him.  One lady said she’d seen him running down the middle of Sooke Road in a panic, but noticed that all cars had immediately lowered their speed.

At 3 p.m., wondering if we’d lost him for good, we returned to our home on Caldwell Rd for a third time to check if he’d come home on his own. There he was in the backyard, soaking wet and tangled in a chain but otherwise without a scratch on him. Needless to say, we were all relieved.

The event made us appreciate what a great community this is. A special thanks to one woman wearing a black cycling jacket who gave her time to help us search. In my state of distress, I didn’t get your name or even say thank you.

David Laberge

Sooke

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