Runaway dog comes home to Carlton family

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 December 2013 at 12:00 am

CARLTON – After more than a week away from its family in Carlton, a beloved dog named Rori returned to his owners this morning.

Ann Humner and her husband Asi Sveisson adopted Rori, a brindle/white mix, from the SPCA in Erie County eight years ago.

Rori snapped off his tether on Dec. 8 and hadn’t been seen since, until he returned home in Carlton today, scratching his paws against the door at about 6 a.m.

“He is very skinny and he’s been sleeping all day,” Humner said. “He’s exhausted.”

Humner doesn’t know where Rori spent the previous eight days. She thinks he found shelter somewhere, maybe inside a barn or garage.

He appeared to be dropped off at the end of Hillcrest Drive early this morning. Rori’s paw prints started at the end of Hillcrest.

“I don’t know what happened but we’re very happy he’s home,” she said.

Orleans Hub featured Rori yesterday. We’re happy the dog found his way home.