BUXTON, Maine — A dog that went missing on Dec. 20 will be reunited with its owners, a military family living in North Carolina, after volunteers located the missing pooch on Thursday in Buxton.
The German shepherd named Bandit had been missing since Dec. 20 when it was hit by a car and ran off. The military family had to return to their home base in North Carolina.
Volunteers from the Maine Lost Dog Recovery group had been out looking for Bandit around the Saco River, where it was last seen.
The group said Bandit was found Thursday, after three weeks on the run. Volunteers say the animal was huddling along the river bank, shivering and had lost about one-third of its body weight.
The dog has an injured leg but is otherwise OK. The canine recovery group is working to arrange a reunion with Bandit’s family.