Residents of Collegetown and nearby areas on Ithaca's east hill, and in the Fall Creek area north of Downtown Ithaca, are being asked to keep an eye out for a stray dog who's been roaming the neighborhood for eight weeks. The young, female boxer mix "was one of four dogs that escaped from an individual who wanted to turn all four over to the SPCA," says Jim Bouderau, executive director of the SPCA of Tompkins County.
A fourth boxer mix dog, a young female, is roaming the Collegetown area, according to the SPCA. Photo provided."We were able to catch three of them, pictured here, all of whom since have been adopted by new caring guardians," Bouderau says, but the fourth, which they're calling "Autumn," is very shy and has eluded attempts to capture her. "We can really use the public’s help catching her and keeping her safe until we can bring her to the shelter."
The SPCA encourages anyone who sees Autumn to try to encourage her to come into an enclosed yard or garage, close the fence or door, and call the SPCA immediately at 607-592-6773. Bouderau says the SPCA is receiving dozens of calls a day from people who've sighted her, but she's "shy and has been incredibly elusive."
Community members who want to help in other ways can join the March for the Animals, an annual fundraiser culminating in an event this weekend, or donate money or urgently needed supplies. 14850.com is a proud sponsor of the March for the Animals, and we encourage our community to join us.