FRAMINGHAM – A search party has been organized for Sunday for a missing Framingham dog, that was last home almost 3 weeks ago.
The Bronzetti family, who live in the Tripoli neighborhood on the Framingham/Ashland line, is holding a search party on Sunday, August 30 at 2 p.m. at Ashland State Park for Benji.
Benji has been missing since August 8, along with Sadie, a female chocolate labrador retriever.
He has been seen on several occasions, near Fay Road in Framingham, near Cedar Street in Ashland, and near Ashland State Park.
“We are looking to put together 2 LARGE groups (the more, the better) Of people to quietly (not to spook Benji) walk through the 3+ miles of trails and meet in the middle. One group will start from the boat launch, by South St. in Ashland. The other at the main entrance to the Beach, off of Rte. 135. I think it would be best to all meet at the main entrance (135) and split up the teams from there as it is only about a 7-minute drive to the boat launch (about the time it will take to walk from the main parking lot, to the beach),” posted Nenji’s owner Bubba Bronzetti.
Dogs are welcome during the search.
“We do ask that there be NO CALLING OUT HIS NAME, as it may spook him into further hiding. If we do in fact get a sighting, we do ask that everyone have their phones and cameras ready, as the most important objective is to get sightings. It is also advised by “me” (after you snap that picture) to get down low in a submissive stance, calmly and quietly say Benji’s name to see how he reacts. ABSOLUTELY NO YELLING OR CHASING PLEASE,” posted Bronzetti.
“Please join us in the search. We do suggest to wear your mask as we do expect a large turnout and to do our best with social distancing,” said Bronzetti.
“If you can not walk the search, we do encourage you to take a drive with extra eyes in the vehicle to do some extra searching (or several passes) along the perimeter of Ashland State Park,” said Bronzetti.
“Thank you to everyone for all of the continued support, and (we) are praying hard for Benji’s safe return home,” said Bronzetti.