After a frantic 24 hours, Hobokenite Rebecca Denny got her beloved dog Hazel back.
Denny, happy to be reunited with the pooch, sent Patch the story of Hazel's return:
After she got loose she almost immediately ran to the Hoboken Ferry Terminal. She and I take the ferry to work every day as I work in lower Manhattan. She ended up stowing away on a ferry – hidden away so no one could easily see her. She was heading to Manhattan to look for me.
The crew spotted her and thought they recognized her as “that dog that commutes every day to New York” .
The Captain let her ride the ferry, in the control room, until their shift was up.
On his crew’s hunch, he took Hazel home and found the story about her disappearance on Hoboken 411.
Unfortunately the number they had for me was incorrect and he spent the evening trying to reach me to no avail. He was kind enough to give her a bath as she was so filthy after trying to stow away on the boat and fed her a Subway sandwich for dinner.
This morning he made her scrambled eggs and set about trying to find me again. He called his friend at the Police Station who said they had a report of a missing dog with that description and they gave him my correct number.
He called and shortly there after Hazel was reunited with her mom and dad.
Captain Tom is his name and we are forever grateful for the kindness and generosity he showed to Hazel and for ensuring her safe return home. We thank him and the ferry crew at the NY/NJ waterways!