Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Caring people help save dog

While spending time at our farm just east of Gothenburg, on Saturday evening, July 20, our miniature dachshund “Lil’Smokie” ran into a cornfield and never returned. We searched all night, and visited with neighbors in the area. Many helped to spread the word, along with graciously taking posters from us over the next two days, so that we could continue to spread the word.

We know there were several individuals that put many hours in looking for her. She was spotted several occasions but too skittish and scared to be caught, and ultimately ended up about one mile from our home in Larry and Marlene Fiese’s yard four days later. She was then taken to Eastside Animal Clinic where is still receiving lots of TLC. She will soon be back home with us in Kearney.

We can’t express our appreciation enough to our neighbors and the community of Gothenburg for their caring and gracious spirit, as they made it possible for our beloved pet to survive after four days and nights in the wilderness. We know that it is truly a miracle that couldn’t have been possible without your help, and the support of many friends and family.