Missing dog believed to have been spotted in Winchester
WINCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Authorities believe a dog missing for two years may have been recently spotted in someone's backyard in Winchester.
To some she may look like a fox, but she is a dog that was rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico. Marisol disappeared from Medford two years ago.
Volunteers believe she may travel to Winchester through the Fells Reservation.
"Somebody back in July, said that she had run right across the trail," said Gail Gilmore, a volunteer.
Now, a neighbor believes he saw the copper-colored dog in his backyard on Christmas Eve.
Volunteers looking for her have placed a camera and food in the yard next door, hoping to see if it is indeed Marisol.
"We have every reason to believe that she's still out there," said Gilmore.
Fliers have been posted in Stoneham, Medford and Winchester; places where they believe the missing dog has been spotted.
"She's special. And she's right here," said Bella Traveligni, a volunteer.
But a lot of people are saying after two years the dog is feral and after being in the wild for this long, will no longer make a good pet.
"I wonder if the dog wants to be found if it hasn't come out of the woods. It might just not want to be found,” said Leslie Rawe, a dog walker.
"I do believe that she is at this point, feral. She’s very wary of people. She would not approach somebody I don’t believe, but I do believe she should be able to be domesticated," said Gilmore.
Until volunteers know for sure, they're going to keep looking.
"I think she can survive. And I really just hope that if it was my dog, someone would do the same thing," said Gilmore.
The owners are in Switzerland, but volunteers say they want the dog back.
If you believe you have spotted this dog please call 781-334-8364.