The City of Vermilion Police Department (VPD) reports that Shelby, a dog that had been missing for more than 30 days since she fled her home after a house fire, has been located and reunited with her family.
“Shelby found another dog in the VOL neighborhood this evening and didn’t want to leave it’s side in the backyard,” reported the VPD. “The owner was aware of Shelby and was able to calm her to the point where they were able to hold onto her and call the VPD. The owner arrived and took her home.”
Shelby is back home with her family - Ray, Shannon and Kullen.
“Thank you to everyone who has assisted in the month long search,” stated VPD. “Thank you Vanessa with Remi’s Pet Recovery for your expertise.”
Three dogs were evacuated from a house on fire on Roanoke Drive at Regina Drive by the Vermilion Fire Department Chief and assisting neighbors on June 8, 2019. One of the dogs, Shelby, was frightened and ran from the area.
Shelby is a female German Shepherd and is approximately 2 years old. Shelby is a “house dog” and was not use to being out and about, so she was extremely skittish and traumatized from the house fire incident. The family, and the community, desperately searched for her for 30 days. Remi’s Pet Recovery, an organization that specializes in the recovery of lost companion animals, particularly hard to capture dogs, assisted with finding the dog. They worked with the dog's guardians and the Vermilion Police Department to help recover Shelby.