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Mystery of Missing Md. Dog

Bethesda Woman's Electrician Found Dog Running On Beltway



    A missing dog in Bethesda is still searching for its home and owners. Jane Watrel reports. (Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012)

    If you live anywhere near the Beltway, and if you lost the dog pictured above sometime Friday, you might want to speak to Sheryl Leahy.

    Leahy's electrician left the dog with her at her Bethesda home Friday after finding the animal running along the Beltway near the Old Georgetown Road exit in a driving rainstorm. Before he completed work at Leahy's house, he asked her to take the dog to the pound.

    "I threw it in my car and went to run some errands," Leahy told News4, "and I kind of realized that it wasn't a stray. This was someone's pet."

    The dog wasn't wearing a collar or tags when it was found, but Leahy says, "He's well-trained, he's housebroken, he knows commands, and he's just a sweet dog. So, I think someone's missing him.

    "His teeth are clean, his nails were clipped, he's well-groomed, and he wasn't hungry so I don't think he had been gone long."

    Leahy has posted pictures of Rex, as she calls him, on various neighborhood listservs as well as Facebook, but has had no luck finding the owner so far.