Dr. Gary Gendron, Bonita Springs
Mitsy goes missing!
An adorable dog, wandering aimlessly along U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs the other day, was reunited with her owner due to the collective efforts of caring individuals.
The story starts when a brown Pomeranian visited the doorstep of my clinical nutrition office.
She had no collar or identification on her.
I wanted to find the rightful owner of the dog, so we kept her in the office that day.
My wife, Dr. Karen Yale, called the Daily News and put an ad in the lost and found.
Thanks to the Daily News, a veterinarian, Dr. Reif of Safari Animal Clinic, called me at 8 the next morning.
Special thanks to my office assistant, Pam Leibinger, for taking the dog — by then identified as Mitsy — home during her lunch break to bathe and groom her.
She received special attention at our office! All the patients loved her!
While I specialize in clinical nutrition for children and adults, I also have supplements for patients' canine and feline companions. I even have organic treats that patients can take with them for their pets.
Mitsy seemed to enjoy them.
Additional thanks to a friend, Paulina Farina, who took Mitsy home that evening and gave her lots of love. Her neighbor, Mark Denis, a veterinary assistant, took Mitsy to Gulfshore Animal Hospital in Bonita Springs and confirmed Mitsy's true owner, identified by her microchip implant.
This is one happy tale thanks to lost and found in the Daily News and caring individuals!