Just when she was beginning to lose hope in finding her treasured pair of Beagles, Los Gatos resident Shirley Julian received a call from a tree service company that it had found the canines and would be returning them more than three weeks after they disappeared Aug. 24.
The animals were returned to Julian the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 15.
"The tree service company happened to come up into the mountains to do some work near
Skyline and found one of my many fliers that I had posted all over," Julian said. "The workers called and we met them at the bottom of Black Road and
they handed over the dogs. We were so happy to know that they were safe
and being cared for."
dogs, Ollie, a 2½-year-old male and Abby, a 1½-year-old female, wondered off in the area of Skyline Boulevard and Black
Road, Julian said.
Julian lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Los Gatos on nine acres. She posted hundreds of lost-dog flyers around her neighborhood and contacted schools and vets.
"The dogs were picked up by the tree service company workers they day they went missing," she explained. "They jumped into the company's truck when its door opened. "I would have never found them had the workers not returned to the mountains."
Julian said the dogs were in good shape, but a little confused. "They had a great time with the family that took them in," she noted, adding that the company workers refused to accept the monetary reward associated with the dogs' safe return.