In some happy news, a dog walker along with three dogs in her care have been found after going missing two days ago.
Living in Coquitlam , Annette Poitras, 56, owner of Annette’s Doggie Daycare went missing on Monday afternoon after leaving to walk familiar trails with her own dog as well as two other dogs in her care.
She was last heard from around 3:00 in the afternoon, and according to her husband, she preferred to hike those trails because the terrain was easier for the older dogs to handle.
“She’s done these trails many times. She knows these trails well,” Marcel Poitras told CTV News Vancouver on Tuesday.
Search parties were formed by local officials who urged residents to stay away from the search area because of high rains in the area.
“The families ask that you pray for them and that you hope for a good outcome,” said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. “The best thing you can right now is stay at home and leave it to the experts.”
Poitras and the three dogs, were found in a basin well, cold but alive.
Poitras was alert when located, but was airlifted to hospital. Her current condition is unknown.
Brad is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of the Canada’s most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Brad is a contributing journalist to Advocator.ca