HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Sighted: Roaming Dog: Hwy 104, Exit 36, Heatherton, Antigonish, NS – White Shepherd/Husky, Female, Adult – “Unknown”



HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound!! Wow!!! It has been confirmed, thanks so much to Carol A., that this dog is actually alive and home safe.  There is however, a small (~25lb) white dog that has passed away on Hwy 104.  We do not know the owners of this dog and will keep this info incase we hear any more.  Meanwhile, the dog in this photo (~100+lbs) is alive and well on his Cattle Farm outside Antigonish.  This dog was used to having 600 acres to himself when a hunter this fall left food around. This is when he started roaming. Meanwhile his owner has just neutered him hoping that helps in cutting down on his wanderings.  He was shocked to hear that he was on the highway and will be keeping his dog contained in the future. So conclusion: TWO White Dogs, one small one was hit by a car and killed on Hwy 104, the other large one was seen roaming the highway for the last few weeks and is now home safe. Thank you Carol A. for putting together all the pieces.  (11.8.13 – 12.4.13)


UPDATE: (11.4.13) As it turns out, this is not true:RAINBOW BRIDGE: Passed Away: It has been confirmed by Animal Control that this beautiful dog was hit and killed by a car on the highway today. I want to thank all those that did their best to help this dog and went above and beyond for a dog with no name. Thank you Carol and Pam and all that shared this dogs info. (11.8.13 – 12.2.13)

Breed: White Shepherd/Husky Mix (?)

Sex: Female (?)  Age: Adult

Collar/Tags:  Collar

Sighted on: Nov 8, 11, 15, 2013 (various people)

Area:  Hwy 104, Exit 36, Heatherton, Antigonish, NS

Additional Info:  I saw him yesterday (November 15) and pulled over but he/she was very timid and I had no luck approaching him. Animal control were unable to find him after I called. Please keep an eye open for him/her… Approx. 50-60 pounds, all white… Looks like a white shepherd or lab mix… The same dog was spotted by someone else on November 8th and November 11th (antigonish spca Facebook page) so he/she has been roaming for a whole week!

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  1. Nicole submitted this update

    My sister and I saw him/her on Saturday the 16th about 1:30 or so. We were heading toward Halifax. He was heading opposite direction along the roadside. Worried he will be struck….

  2. VioletAnne Johnson submitted this update

    Hi, My husband is a truck driver and he saw this dog today November 18,2013 around 11:30 this morning. he saw him in approximately the same area around Antigonish. Is it possible that someone has an accident in this area and the dog is looking for it’s owner. Strange he/she is hanging around the area.

  3. Carol Atkinson submitted this update

    Have looked for this dog all day today, Saturday, Nov. 30th. The dog was reported to Animal Services as seen at the Afton sign, exit 36 at 8:30 a.m. this morning. Unfortunately by the time we got there, the dog was gone. We spoke to many people about this dog and after today, there are a lot more people aware that this dog is indeed in need of assistance. We spoke to a few people that have had regular sightings of this dog on the Dunmore Road. Although it seems like quite a distance between Heatherton and the Dunmore Road, it might not be if cutting thru the woods. This appears to be the general location of this dog. Please call Pam, Animal Services at 1-902-870-3128 if you see this dog.

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