Manchester woman overwhelmed by help finding her dog
Bonnie Stringfellow and Ares pose with her neighbors, Collen Gould and Damon Farris, in Manchester on Monday. Thanks to a neighborhood effort Ares was returned home after running away. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
She said Ares, a mastiff-Rhodesian mix, weighs about 55 pounds and nearly knocked over her boyfriend as he fled. The two immediately went searching for the dog, not even stopping to put on their shoes.
She said police officers were also among those keeping an eye out, passing along information like the dog being in the river and, later, on Varney Street.
"I was getting lots of texts," Gould said.
"I went into the river," she said. "I could hear him," but she could not see him.
Gould marvels at how many people helped in the search. Complete strangers joined in, she said.
"I was overwhelmed by people's compassion," she said, and wanted to express her gratitude.
"I kept the gate open," she said. "He walked right in."
Ares' owner, Bonnie Stringfellow, said: "I can't even put into words how grateful and overwhelmed with how many people dropped everything and searched for my beloved dog. To everyone who took the time to selflessly care about a complete stranger, I am eternally grateful. God Bless you all."
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