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Dog food helps lure lost Labrador

Monday, 7th February 2011

Dog food was used to lure a three-year-old lost Labrador to safety, it has been revealed.

Duke, a family dog from Richmond Township, went missing just over two weeks ago after bolting from the Petco store in Broadcasting Square on January 23rd, reports the Reading Eagle.

After a series of searches came to no avail, including an effort including the family's German Shepard Hope, a group of animal advocates helped to find Duke by setting out a trap filled with dog food.

The group, from Peacock Bridge Kennel in Bern Township, revealed that the trap had been lent to them by the Humane Society of Berks County. Duke was eventually captured on Sunday (February 6th) in the afternoon.

Sheila Bubbenmoyer, Duke's owner, told the news provider: "He dropped a few pounds and didn't smell very well, but he's healthy.

"We're so thankful and relieved. For the first time in two weeks, we'll get a good night's sleep."