A group of locals stopped what they were doing and came to the aid of a poor, paddling pup who had gotten stuck in a canal.
Wilder is a microchipped border collie/Australian shepherd mix. He was wearing a chain collar, green harness and rainbow leash.
Thankfully, a U.S. Coast Guard team was out on the water nearby, conducting other business, and spotted the tired pup.
When they arrived at the house, the neighbor's dog approached them, sized them up and immediately lunged for the toddler.
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The rescue suffered a massive blow to their efforts - and nearly lost their founder - when he went out to open the rescue's transport van.
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A security guard even left a French fry close by to try to coax the critter out, but they soon realized it was stuck.
For three days and through horrible weather, strangers, family, friends and authorities searched for the woman.
The zoo shared that at this age, joeys are just gaining some independence and exploring - but they cannot survive for long on their own.
The best the Johnsons can guess is that the unknown dog found their house and sneaked in through an open door.
The well-meaning family got a call from an epidemiologist with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Within hours of hearing about the situation, Harbor Humane had a transport van ready to help with the operation.
The dog was left with food, toys and treats, and the letter explained that her owners were no longer able to care for her.
Not only did the home belong to a local family, but they are heavily involved in a cat rescue and were housing nine kittens at the time.
The cat had already been there for weeks, somehow surviving in the shell of the bombed-out building that still stood.
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The two appeared in good condition and properly groomed and cared for, giving rescuers the impression that they must belong to someone.
As deputies arrived to investigate, several residents came out to meet them - and so did the loose dogs, which began attacking yet again.
In one of the photos celebrating Charlotte's birthday, the princess is seen hugging the family's new pet, Orla.
Retired K9 Haso had only been 8 years old and was the picture of health before he vanished on April 25. He was found on Friday.