A three-year-old Golden Retriever who had been lost for two weeks has been reunited with his family.
Chunk and his humans, Jim and Marie Zangara, were playing at the F-Cove beach in Brik Township, New Jersey, on June 6, when the 3-year-old Golden Retriever bolted. After their dog got away from them, the couple quickly called the police.
Jim and Marie notified their friends, relatives, neighbors, and any authorities that might assist them in relocating Chunk. They even distributed missing posters and posted about their present situation on social media, hoping that their tale would reach many people.
Chunk became so popular on social media that even Hounds Hunters of New Jersey agreed to assist, which does not cover the area where Chunk was last seen. For several days, the New Jersey State Police performed a water rescue in the hopes of finding the dog swimming in the ocean.
Fortunately, two joggers near the Mantoloking Bridge in Barnegat Bay noticed dogfighting to remain afloat. Unfortunately, when the worried folks looked closer, they realized Chunk was the renowned missing dog.
Fortunately, they knew Chunk from missing posters around town and immediately phoned the police for help when they noticed him trying to stay afloat. A fisherman also guided Chunk to the shore and ensured that he did not swim too far away from the shoreline.
Troopers Vincent Ferdinandi and Ryan Koehler of Point Pleasant Station, New Jersey, were ready for their morning duty when they got word of the missing Golden. The patrolmen arrived on the site in a boat and discovered Chunk.
After successfully getting Chunk to land, the troopers quickly collected him and called his owners from the ocean. Jim and Marie were relieved to be reunited with their pet dog after what seemed like an eternity of waiting.
Source: Fox 35 Orlando