The male puppy was found at 1425 Main St., Hellertown, on Thursday afternoon. His owner is being sought.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Patch Staff
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Update: The borough announced at noon on Friday, Nov. 16 that the lost dog's owner has been located. A black male Labrador retriever puppy was found at 1425 Main St., Hellertown, Thursday afternoon. That address is near the intersection of Main and High streets. The dog's owner is being sought, and anyone with information about his identity should contact Hellertown Borough staff at 610-838-7041. Stray dogs found in the borough are temporarily cared for at a canine holding facility near the Walnut Street crossing on the Saucon Rail Trail.
On June 4, Hellertown Borough Council unanimously approved paying a $15 daily stipend to animal control officer Scott Ziegler when stray dogs are kept in the borough's canine holding facility for more than 24 hours.
Hellertown's animal control officer, Scott Ziegler, recently went above and beyond to help care for a stray pit bull puppy named Spike, Borough Council was told June 4. Spike was held in the borough's kennel for 25 days, but has since been adopted. And Ziegler's efforts to care for him were belatedly recognized when council voted unanimously to begin paying him a $15 daily stipend in future, similar instances involving stray dogs that are temporarily cared for by the borough. Ziegler will receive the daily stipend in exchange for feeding and exercising dogs that are held at the facility for more than 24 hours, council decided. If a dog is ultimately claimed by its owner, payment of the accrued amount will be the responsibility of that …