NORTHPORT, Maine — Some midcoast-area animal lovers are hoping that a mixed-breed dog found wandering around the Searsport-Frankfort town line on Aug. 10 will be returned to his home.
The “very sweet” male dog, which rescuers have dubbed Cooper, was in good condition when the Searsport Animal Control Officer brought him to the Blake Veterinary Hospital in Northport.
“It’s definitely a mystery,” said Danielle Blake, who works with Maine Coast Animal Rescue, affiliated with the veterinary practice. “He sits and he’ll stay and he’ll play ball. He’s definitely a loved animal.”
Some strays the organization takes in are flea-ridden, missing their fur and have other signs of neglect, but not Cooper, she said.
He also has been neutered, and when he was first placed in quarantine to make sure he didn’t have rabies, he was very anxious and not used to being caged, she said.
However, despite putting up notices on Craigslist, VillageSoup — the local paper’s website — and alerting the Searsport veterinarian, no owner has come forth.
“This was one we thought for sure we weren’t going to have for long. It makes it a little more sad,” Blake said.
While she hasn’t given up on Cooper’s owners coming to claim him — “We’d be ecstatic,” she said — at this point, rescuers also are hoping that a great family will be interested in taking the dog home.
“He definitely deserves a good home,” she said.
For information, please call Danielle Blake at 542-2059.