A search for a missing dog in the City of Kingston has resulted in the recovery of the pooch.
The small dog — a Papillon — escaped from a Kingston, Ont., police cruiser and one local resident took it upon herself to find the missing canine.
“I saw a commotion and then after a few minutes, not very long, a little dog popped out of the police car,” said witness Jennifer Bays.
That’s what Bays said she saw last Friday (Feb. 1) outside the off-leash dog park at the Memorial Centre.
Kingston police were on scene dealing with an incident involving a young woman with a small dog.
“That’s when Molly popped out of the car. She circled the car a few times, looking like she didn’t know what to do,” Bays said. “And she just headed for the street.”
The dog identified as Molly by police, is a Papillon with long, white fur with brown and black ears.
Kingston police confirmed to Global News that they were called to the parking lot at the Memorial Centre on Friday at around 2 p.m. to deal with a report of an out-of-control young woman.
The woman was placed in a police cruiser for her own safety, police said. That is when police said Molly bolted from the vehicle.
“I’m a dog owner. If this happened to my dog, I would be beside myself, devastated,” Bays said.
Bays took it upon herself to find Molly.
“Had I not witnessed this event, no one would be looking for Molly,” Bays said. “She would be out there, but no one would actually know she disappeared.”
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On Thursday, according to Kingston Police, Molly was located in good health and returned to her owner; the young woman who was involved in the incident with police.
That young woman decided to surrender Molly to a close friend, who wishes to remain anonymous.
The young woman with Molly involved in the police incident was not arrested and was released.