UPDATE: Lost Dogs 'Fang' and 'Jade'

Heather Woodward of nearby Barrington says her retrievers ran away from home Sept. 18, and despite flyering shelters and vets in three counties, she has no leads.

A reader from Haddonfield-Haddon Township Patch notified us Sunday night about a pair of missing dogs from nearby Barrington.

Both are Labrador Retrievers. The yellow male is Fang, 7; 80 pounds and neutered. The black lab answers to Jade; she is seven years old, 80 pounds and spayed. Fang has a microchip, and Jade does not. They are normally treated at the West Deptford Animal Hospital.

Owner Heather Woodward said that since the dogs went missing September 18, she's put fliers up in shelters from Salem County to Burlington County.

"They're not in any shelters," she told Collingswood Patch. "They all know about the dogs," she said. "A bunch of vets know."

Woodward said her family lives on a cul-de-sac, and the dogs have gotten out of the yard "plenty of times," but have always come back. She even remarked that "Fang" should have been named "Houdini," as he's opened latches with his nose and jumped a six-foot stockade fence.

"That night, the smoke detector went off in the house, and it spooked them, and I think that that made them a little further," she said.

Woodward, who owns Woody's Landscaping Service in Barrington, said she is distraught at their loss, and that "the only thing that gets me through the day is thinking that somebody has them.

"They're not dead on the side of the road; the police would have told me," Woodward said. "Somebody has them.

"We'll take any help we can get," she said.

Patch is always happy to help its readers locate lost pets. If one of your loved ones goes missing, click here to learn how we can help with the search.

Sunshine October 01, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Honestly, Kevin. People are heart sick over their missing dogs and you have to complain about receiving an email alert about it. Grow up!
Collingswoodnative October 01, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Haven't seen them around Collingswood, Haddon Twp. area. I was active years back with an animal shelter and specialized in lost dogs. It seemed to us at the shelter that labs seem to go missing more than anyother breed.
Jo Ann Moschetto October 02, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Thank you for treating this as breaking news. These are two lives at risk and dogs are a very important part of our families. Jo Ann M. Barrington
Kevin October 02, 2012 at 04:48 AM
No Sunshine, I was asking Matt if there is a way for me to opt out of what I (not you) consider non-alert material. Are you done lecturing me? If so go back and re-read my post.
Loretka October 04, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Kevin ----- do you think that Patch can pick and choose who gets a particular email and who does not? Don't you think that the Patch news goes out to everyone on the list of members? So whenever there is an alert of a missing pet, you want Patch to block you from receiving that particular email?


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