Bangor Woman’s Therapy Dog Recovered, Thanks in Part to Generous Donation

Catherine Pegram

Updated 11 months ago

A missing therapy dog in Bangor is back in the arms of her owner, thanks in part to a generous donation. Zoe snuck out of her home on Walter Street earlier this week. Jaime Wood, who relies on the Tea Cup Yorkie for therapy, was devastated, along with her 8-year-old son. Bangor police posted the woman’s plight on their Facebook page. Another person found Zoe and took her to a local vet. The city’s animal control officer, Pat Pinkham, then picked her up and brought her to the Bangor Humane Society. Pinkham noticed the Facebook post about Zoe and called police to say she thought the dog had been located. At the same time another woman told police she wanted to cover the $50 cost for Zoe’s care at the Humane Society – and remain anonymous.Wood says, “I’m on a fixed income, single mom and these unexpected things, I can’t afford. And it just really touches me that somebody would be so thoughtful.”Sgt. Paul Edwards with the Bangor Police Department says, “She just told me to tell everybody that it’s an act of kindness she hopes somebody else will follow someday. Wants no accolades, wants no credit, wants nothing for it, just to let people know that good things can still be done by people.”Bangor police still wanted to recognize the generous woman. They gave her one of the department’s challenge coins. It’s passed out to people who commit extraordinary acts of kindness, courage and support.


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