In Alaska, a chocolate Labrador Retriever has been found a long swim away from home. The Lab who went missing from his home in Pennock Island was found in Ketchikan!
Ed and Renee Schofield’s Labrador Retriever, Bently, went missing and was nowhere to be found.
On Wednesday, the couple received a surprise call informing them that their Lab has been found. The origin of the call was Ketchikan Gateway Borough animal shelter – a long swim from their home on Pennock Island.
According to Ketchikan Daily News, the couple were told that Bently was found at the U.S. Coast Guard base and was identified by his tattoo.
The Schofields’ home is located on the southern end of the island, across the water from the base. It may sound unusual, but they say the Labrador doesn’t like to swim and couldn’t possibly make it that far.
“No way would he swim over to the Coast Guard base,” Ed Schofield said. “That’s a long swim, and he doesn’t even know what’s over there.”
The family adopted the Labrador as a puppy from the Pat Wise Animal Shelter about three years ago. Bently has lived on Pennock Island almost his entire life.
“He’s not a swimmer,” said Renee. “… For him to go all the way over there is just weird.”
Ed thinks someone must have pulled up to their dock and the dog either jumped in or was taken.
Despite all the mystery, the Schofieldsare happy to have their Lab back. They say they hope Bently will stay home now.
Source: Fox News