Nieve, an adorable terrier mix, reunited with her family on Friday after almost five hours of running away from four police officers through train lines and around parked cars near San Francisco’s Oracle Park.
It all started when Carlos, who lives in Vallejo, north of San Francisco, came back from work in Mission Bay, Stanton, and learned that Nieve, their family dog, disappeared. He immediately shared it on social media, hoping that someone might’ve seen their missing dog.
A spokesperson for San Francisco Animal Care & Control said that they received a report about the white dog spotted on the railway lines at Fourth and Townsend streets on July 7. They immediately dispatched Animal Control officers to the place. However, the dog ran away, terrified of the unfamiliar faces chasing her.
They ran after her for five hours. Nonetheless, the officers eventually cornered the dog. They used a net to capture her and brought her to the municipal animal shelter.
After a while, they transferred Nieve to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco. Then something unexpected happened. According to Patty Stanton of Muttville, Alice Ensor, an adoption counselor at Muttville, said that the dog looked familiar.
After a while, Alice started searching on social media for a post about a missing white dog she recently saw. The counselor eventually found the post about the missing Nieve, a white terrier mix that exactly looked like the dog they currently have. The post said that the dog disappeared on July 6.
The reason why Nieve got away from their house was still unknown. Nonetheless, Carlos was just happy that the canine was finally back in his arms once again. He was just grateful that Nieve returned home unharmed and was thankful to the person who saw the dog and contacted the shelter.
Credit: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue