A five-week search effort has come an end as Draggin, the missing Collegeville dog, was picked up on Friday afternoon at the Perkiomenville SPCA by his owner.
According to owner Katie Lear, Draggin was found in a man's fenced-in back yard in Collegeville. The man then brought Draggin to the SPCA, who notified Lear.
"Bring Draggin Home" Facebook page reports that the dog has been checked out by the vet and only has a few ticks and some fleas after being on the run for five weeks.
"A few good meals and some rest and he will be just fine," the page said.
Lear plans to continue posting updates in the "Bring Draggin Home" page, she is planning a meet and greet tomorrow with Draggin at 199 Bechtel Road in Collegeville, and will hold event at the Oaks dog park later in the month.
Dozens of local volunteers joined together to help find Draggin - by creating a Facebook page, organizing group searches, spreading flyers and more.
The search is chronicled in the posts below.
As of Jan. 2, Draggin is stilll missing but has been sighted recently. To stay up-to-date on the search, like "Bring Draggin Home" on Facebook.
Draggin, the missing Collegeville dog, was seen four times during Saturday's search on Rt. 29 near the Peco station.
A woman also saw him at Rts. 113 and 29 and attempted to approach him, but he ran towards the trail back into the woods.
Late Sunday night, he was spotted on Trappe and Betcher Roads.
Draggin's owners are asking concerned friends and neighbors to help look for him on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
They are meeting on Hollywood Drive off of Perkiomen Road, near the entrance of the park to walk the trail.
A dog that went missing last Wednesday has still not been found, and his owner has created a Facebook page to help with the search.
"No new updates on Draggin today," the Facebook page "Bring Draggin Home" says. "We have been out and about all weekend looking and refreshing the sents for familiar smells for him. If you have any sightings please let us know. The last confirmed sighting we have of him was on Perkiomen Creek Road Thursday 12/6/12. We had a possible sighting Friday night 12/7/12 at the intersections of Old Morris Road and Old Forty Foot Road. And a possible sighting last night 12/8/12 on Cressman Road in skippack! Please help us spot him!"
The number to contact if you see Draggin is 484-534-6744.
A Collegeville dog has been missing since yesterday, and his owner is asking for help from the community.
The dog, who answers to Draggin, was lost in the Trappe area, and was seen yesterday near the Trappe Car Wash and on Knoll Drive in Trappe under the PECO lines.
Draggin's owner, Katie Lear, posted this photo on her Facebook page yesterday.