How about some good news for a change?
The dog that was stolen during the robbery of a home in Ballard last week is back home.
Maci is a 4-year-old pit bull that Greta Pittenger and her husband adopted to help them deal with the depression they suffered after they were almost killed in a motorcycle accident.
Thanks to getting Maci’s story on TV and all over social media, the person who found Maci in SeaTac quickly found her story and picture and contacted Greta.
Here is the announcement from the Bring Home Maci Facebook page:
“Now that Maci is safe at home, fed, had a long walk for sniffs around the neighborhood, spoiled with treats and toys and snuggles, she’s getting some much needed sleep, and I can give you all an idea of what happened.
This afternoon, Joey and some friends were posting more flyers and taking a look around up in Greenwood, while I got a ride up to Everett Animal Shelter and then PAWS in Lynnwood. I got a phone call from a woman in SeaTac, saying she saw Maci on Facebook and was almost positive she had her. She sent me a few photos and my heart raced. I started heading south immediately, telling myself that even if it wasn’t Maci, I could help her get the dog to the nearest shelter.
The woman had taken home a stray dog she found at her bus stop, near a park, running loose with no collar the night before. Worrying that the dog might get hit by a car, she took it home with her for the night, carrying it, as she was on foot and didn’t have a leash. Then today, the woman saw posts about Maci on Facebook and called me.
It was Maci alright. It took her a second to figure out that it was her people, but once we got her in the car and started to head home, she started to relax – yawning and settling into the seat with a big pitbull smile. When we got to the house and she saw Joey, she lept out of the car and ran over to him. She ran around between the group of us at the house, wagging her tail. She was pretty hungry and thirsty, but when we let her into the backyard, she brought her ball to us and only wanted to play fetch.
I have no idea how my dog ended up 14 miles from home, without the leash and collar she went missing with, but I’m very glad to have her home. Everyone sharing here on Facebook and other websites, putting up fliers, keeping tabs on Craiglist, having a watchful eye in the area, helping news outlets to cover the story… everyone helped so much with getting Maci home. Thank you for all your kind words and quick jumps to action. I am beyond exhausted… and eating my first full meal since this all started. You all kept me going through it.
As requested, some reunion photos. Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, have a wonderful holiday with your families.”