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Dog On The Run For 19 Months Finally Captured

In this screen grab from a video, Murphy the dog is seen in a trap set for him in his family's backyard.
In this screen grab from a video, Murphy the dog is seen in a trap set for him in his family's backyard.

It’s something of a Lassie story, if Lassie would not come home. Murphy, a young golden retriever, was on the loose in Vermont for 559 days, including all of that relentless winter last year.

There were sightings and near-captures, but Murphy was suffering a form of doggie shock, after he jumped out of a car that hit a tree in Stowe, in June 2014.

It took a village and everything from a pet psychic to electric eye sensors, and an intrepid AP reporter, but Murphy is now back home. That intrepid reporter, Wilson Ring, speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

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