Missing dog found safe in corn field

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 June 2017 at 9:54 am

Provided photo: Scott Fisken holds Maggie the boxer after the dog was brought home at about 9 p.m. on Thursday.

ALBION – Maggie, a purebred boxer missing since Monday morning, was found in a corn field Thursday evening.

The dog was worn out from about 3 ½ days of being on the loose. Scott Fisken, the dog’s owner, found Maggie resting in weeds and a drainage ditch in a field on Brown Street.

He was at Wal-Mart on Wednesday when someone mentioned he had seen the dog in the corn field. The Fiskens have placed posters about Maggie throughout the community, and asked for help on widely shared Facebook posts.

Fisken set food in the field on Wednesday. On Thursday, he perched in a deer stand for three hours, but didn’t see Maggie. Before heading home, he decided to check the dog food in the field. While there, he heard a noise. He looked up and there was Maggie.

Fisken then carried the 65-pound dog 2 miles through the field.

He made it home on Ingersoll Street with Maggie at 9 p.m. The dog was happily reunited with the family, including Scott’s son Aiden.

Rachel Fisken, Scott’s wife, thanked local residents for helping to spread the word when Maggie was missing.

“We appreciate the kindness and compassion from the community,” she said. “Everyone has been so wonderful.”

Maggie seems fine today, Fisken said. The dog will be receiving flea and tick medicine, a bath – and plenty of love.

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