Service dog reunited with girl after running away
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- A 3-year-old girl from Hingham and her service dog were reunited after Sparkle ran away from home last week.
Luckily, Sparkle was found on Sunday at a park in Weymouth by a Good Samaritan.
“I give her treats every day,” said Greer Ramsay, Sparkle’s owner.
Greer didn’t just get her service dog back; she got back her best friend after one-year-old Sparkle ran away for a week.
“’Oh no! Sparkle’s gone. We have to find her. I can’t see Sparkle,’” Greer said.
Kate Ramsay, Greer’s mother, said a week ago Greer was in her power chair outside when Sparkle got spooked.
“Sparkle’s been chased ever since. She’s been chased for four days by people trying to help get her home,” Kate Ramsay said.
Sparkle had gone on quite an adventure.
“She went under Route 3, a major road, and onto a dog park where she was then chased and she just jumped in the harbor and swam across to the park in Weymouth,” Kate Ramsay said.
Animal Control officers who had been on Sparkle’s trail for a week finally nabbed her.
“Sparkle came back,” Greer said.
7News was there when Greer received Sparkle in October. The dog was donated by Make a Wish, as a companion and a lifeline for Greer, who has spinal muscular atrophy.
“She gives Greer her independence,” Kate Ramsay said.
Sparkle will be by Greer’s side on May 19 for the Cure SMA walk in Hingham.