NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – A dog that was lost from the Niles Veterinary Clinic has been found.
A worker at the clinic called WKBN First News about 9 a.m. Friday and said the dog was found sitting on a porch on Niles-Vienna Road.
The search for the dog named Tyson began after it escaped Wednesday from the clinic.
Tyson had a neuter procedure at the Niles Veterinary Clinic. He was barking, happy, and taken outside — wearing a slip leash designed to tighten when animals move.
Tyson was able to free himself from the leash and run away.
“They’re pretty difficult to get out of but somehow he actually did pull out, pull backwards, out of the slip leash and then squeezed through the gate,” Dr. Nancy Pagano, veterinarian.
That fencing was reinforced on Thursday and the clinic made a new protocol that every dog gets two slip leashes put on when they’re taken to the fenced area.
“Said the dog slipped their leash. I guess they use their own leashes for the dogs when they do procedures and things like that,” Matt Richardson said.
Tyson is the Richardson family dog.
“We understand that things happen but that doesn’t necessarily excuse negligence,” Richardson said.
Workers from the vet clinic went outside regularly and looked for Tyson. He was seen Wednesday night at 8:30 and again Thursday morning before he was found on Niles-Vienna Road.