Long-missing WMass dog found alive

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) – A pet dog that’s been living in the wilds of northern Berkshire County since running away from home in July has finally been captured.

Maya, a 1- to 2-year-old female Walker hound, was caught Wednesday morning by North Adams animal control officer Carrie Loholdt and is now under veterinary care.

Hinsdale veterinarian Keith Beebe says given what she’s been through, including a brutally cold winter, Maya is in remarkably good shape. Beebe tells The Berkshire Eagle she is suffering from worms, Lyme disease and is a little underweight.

Loholdt, using tips from Facebook from people who spotted Maya, left out food and humane traps wherever she was seen. But she eluded capture so many times she was dubbed Bigfoot.

Maya, who had just been adopted, left home July 21.

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