Warning to pet owners

Reshni Ratnam

PAM Crone is warning other pet owners to keep their animals locked up during storms, and fireworks soon to be held at the Ipswich Show. Mrs Crone's dog Missy, a Maltese Silky Cross, went missing last Sunday after a storm hit Ipswich. For three days and two nights Mrs Crone and her husband John, from Yamanto, feared the worst for their nine-year-old dog. In a turn of events on Tuesday the couple's son spotted Missy in bushland at Swanbank on the Warwick side of the road. "My son Jeffrey called her but she took off again," Mrs Crone said. Mr and Mrs Crone sent their son back to work while they continued looking for Missy. After many tears and lots of searching, Mrs Crone said seeing her husband carrying Missy from the bush was "fantastic". "When he told me he ran in front of a semi-trailer to slow it down so he could pick Missy up off the road I couldn't believe it," Mrs Crone said. "Everything was so freaky ? I didn't expect to get her back. I heard my husband say to my son 'If you don't believe in God, you would have to believe in him now." While the family was out during the storm, Missy escaped through extra doors built between the house and garage. Mrs Crone said it was timely reminder to keep all animals locked up during storms and fireworks. PAM Crone is warning other pet owners to keep their animals locked up during storms, and fireworks soon to be held at the Ipswich Show. Mrs Crone's dog Missy, a Maltese Silky Cross, went missing last Sunday after a storm hit Ipswich. For three days and two nights Mrs Crone and her husband John, from Yamanto, feared the worst for their nine-year-old dog. In a turn of events on Tuesday the couple's son spotted Missy in bushland at Swanbank on the Warwick side of the road. "My son Jeffrey called her but she took off again," Mrs Crone said. Mr and Mrs Crone sent their son back to work while they continued looking for Missy. After many tears and lots of searching, Mrs Crone said seeing her husband carrying Missy from the bush was "fantastic". "When he told me he ran in front of a semi-trailer to slow it down so he could pick Missy up off the road I couldn't believe it," Mrs Crone said. "Everything was so freaky ? I didn't expect to get her back. I heard my husband say to my son 'If you don't believe in God, you would have to believe in him now." While the family was out during the storm, Missy escaped through extra doors built between the house and garage. Mrs Crone said it was timely reminder to keep all animals locked up during storms and fireworks.



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