For the past six months a growing group of people from five towns have helped the Benjamin family chase down leads in the search for their missing dog Wrigley.
They’ve hung sings around Pound Ridge, North Stamford, Lewisboro, Bedford and Armonk in the hopes of finding the Welsh Springer. Wrigley weighs about 40 pounds and is white with red spots. The dog, who is shy around people, disappeared from the Benjamin’s Bedford Village home on December 22, 2010.
There have been numerous Wrigley sightings since but so far the family hasn’t had the reunion they’re waiting for.
On the day he disappeared Wrigley, who was outfitted with an electric collar, ran away after being left in a dog walker’s care. The Benjamin family were in Manhattan watching a show when they received text messages from the dog walker saying first that Wrigley wouldn’t come into the house then that he was gone.
“We were frantic. And I still am every time there is another sighting," said Susan Benjamin. “You really become like a detective here, because you have to take evidence and weigh it. We always ask if there other dogs with similar descriptions in the area.”
After a lead April 13 the Benjamin family put a trap out on Rockrimmon Road though the dog they caught was not Wrigley.
Susan Benjamin hangs flyers and posters in stores and on bulletin boards. She keeps them updated with recent sightings and has signs up from Greenwich to Katonah to Norwalk. She’s spent thousands of dollars looking for her dog and hasn’t given up hope that he’ll return.
If you think you've seen Wrigley call Susan at 914-234-9534.