Nahant Police Create New Program To Find Lost Dogs

Lt. Stephen Shultz of the Nahant Police Department.Photo: Brooke McCarthy/WBZ NewsRadio

NAHANT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Lt. Stephen Shultz of the Nahant Police Department knows that feeling of panic over a lost family pet first hand.

"Some owner's probably going out of their mind, trying to figure out where their dog is. I've seen it with my own kids, they called me in a panic one day thinking that my dogs got out," he said.

Around 20 dogs have gone missing in the small north shore town since January. That's why he and the Nahant Police Department are starting a new system to make reuniting the lost pups and their owners a little bit easier.

For the new "Dog Profile Book," residents or people that take their pups to Nahant frequently can now submit a picture of their dog, the dog's name and contact information to the Department.

"We're hoping that this just expedites the process and makes it a little bit easier on the officers to get the dogs back to the owners," Shultz said.

The department has received about 25 dog profiles so far.

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