Dog who slipped harness at Midway Airport found safe

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Madison the Doberman

A dog rescued in Texas but lost at Midway Airport after slipping from her harness has been found safe and is on her way to a new home in Wisconsin.

Madison the Doberman was found in the Brighton Park neighborhood. A woman, who recognized the dog from the flyer, was able to coax the dog into her garage Tuesday night near 38th and Spaulding.

Members of the Illinois Doberman Society went to get the dog, and saw that she had a distinctive scar that matched Madison’s, according to Larissa Gavin, a volunteer who rescued Madison.

Gavin plans to send the woman who found her a $1,000 reward that had been offered.

Members of the Illinois Doberman Society are now taking Madison to her original destination, her adoptive home in Elkhorn, Wis.

Madison had been missing since Friday.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.


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  • Garth Vander Vorst

    Thank you so much to all who have helped with this rescue. Thank you Chicago and all media outlets that have assisted – and of course WGN. This lady that found her is to be especially thanked also – hopefully the reward will come in useful, you deserve it. And Ill. Doberman Rescue – thank you so much for staying the course and continuing to hold out hope.

    Garth Vander Vorst – Doberman Rescue Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc.

  • Garth Vander Vorst

    And of course thank you to the lady in Tx that originally got this girl out of the bad situation that she was in and offered the reward