Bel Air Dog Found

The dog was found after spending a day away from home.


After a day of worries and tears from his family, Hurricane the blue pit bull is on his way to reunite with them.

On Sunday, the Johnston family left their Bel Air home to go to church.

Because it was a nice day and they knew they would be gone for some time, the family hooked their dog Hurricane up to his chain in the yard.

When they came home, the one-year-old blue pit bull was gone.

Mary Johnston contacted animal control, filed a lost pet report and posted her number and the information on the Bel Air Patch Facebook page in an effort to track down her pet.

"My kids and I have been crying since this afternoon," Johnston wrote in the Sunday Facebook post.

Because the family lives near the , Johnston had high hopes that someone in the community would spot Hurricane.

But fear and worry were transformed into relief with one call Monday morning.

“[The Harford County Humane Society] just called me about five minutes ago and told me he was found today,” Johnston told Patch around 11 a.m. Monday.

The dog and his family are expected to be reunited later today.

C March 12, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Not too impressed that someone would put their dog on a chain and leave the house. A good fence is the only way to handle this situation in the future.
double standard March 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM
C, Even a fence isn't foolproof. Better yet, bring the dog inside the house when you leave. Locking the doors and closing the windows would then prevent the animal from escaping. Ah, Bel Air "news"....
Christine March 13, 2012 at 04:01 AM
I'm happy for Hurricane and the Johnston family. Glad he was returned safely. To anyone whose pet goes missing: File a report with your local shelters right away.


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