Adorable puppy reunited with Woodridge Community Service Officer after rescue
Last updated 2/3/2020 at 1:43pm
On the morning of December 29, 2019, a Woodridge
resident found a lost puppy at Forest Glen Parkway and Woodridge Drive. Madalyn Anderson,
community service officer, immediately connected with the puppy and
assisted. A Woodridge Police Department Facebook post seeking
information about the puppy to help bring him home reached more than
450,000 people. Although the owner was never found, ultimately, the new
adoptive family contacted the Woodridge Police Department to provide
an update. On January 27, 2020, CSO Anderson and the puppy, Bógdan,
had a heartfelt reunion.
"When I first saw this puppy, I immediately noticed the cuteness and fun
personality," said CSO Anderson. "He was a bit of a Houdini too, having
somehow gotten out of a cage on the way to the DuPage County Animal
The adoptive family contacted the Woodridge Police Department to
follow-up that the puppy is now in a happy home. Named Bógdan, which
means "gift of God" in Polish, Bógdan now has an older brother that is
also a German Shepard. Bógdan is happy, loved, and has a playful spirit
that brings joy to those around him. CSO Anderson and Bógdan met at
the Woodridge Police Department lobby for the heartfelt reunion. The Woodridge Police Department is committed to improving the quality of life in the Woodridge community,
and that commitment includes pets. To help find lost pets,
the Woodridge Police Department encourages people to
microchip their pets. A microchip is a radio-frequency ID
transponder that carries a unique ID number. When a vet
or shelter scans the chip, it transmits the ID number –
which can help identify the owner.
"The Woodridge Police Department greatly appreciates
the people and community organizations that help lost
pets," said Tom Stefanson, Deputy Chief. "We're thrilled to
close the loop that this story has a happy ending."
Please visit this website to see photos and video clips of
the reunion: https://tinyurl.com/qp4o9bb.