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Rescue dog goes missing from Thruway rest stop; family asking public for help

Aug 04, 2021 5:30 am

Andrea Macko is reporting for Porcupine Soup a newly adopted rescue dog ran off on August 1, from the New Baltimore rest area on the state Thruway, and the Johnston family from Princeton, New Jersey, is asking for the community's help. The family was on their way home from Vermont with Prudence, a Vizsla, and Clive, a Weimaraner, and stopped at the rest area. That was when Pru and Clive escaped. “They both took off running toward Interstate 87 and continued [to] chase as numerous motorists and bystanders rushed to catch the pair,” Johnston explained. Clive was recovered 45 minutes later, but Pru is still unaccounted for. A motorist last saw her on Kings Road behind the rest area, heading north. “Pru is scared of humans, cars, mowers, and tractors,” Johnston said.  “She may look for open barns and hiding places to take shelter. Please do not chase, do not call her name, just call to report [the] sighting and try to keep eyes on her. The family is utterly devastated and so scared for her wellbeing.” Anyone with information, or willing to help with the search, is asked to call 732-682-5013. The full story, along with photos of Prudence, can be found at porcupinesoup [dot] com.