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Dog, Family Reunited After 41 Days

Sandy forced Massapequa family to relocate and the dog went missing soon afterward.

A dog that was missing for 41 days in Levittown has been reunited with its owner.

The Massapequa family, displaced from Hurricane Sandy after their home flooded, lost the 9-year-old beagle mix while they were staying with relatives in Levittown on Dec. 18. 

Clyde went missing from a home near Knoll and Center Lanes, jumping the back fence after getting frightened by thunder, owner Christina Yevoli said.

Levittown Patch posted the original story on Dec. 22 and an updated version on Jan. 20, when Clyde was spotted behind the old Kmart building on Hempstead Turnpike.   

The story resonated with the local community and a Facebook group"Bring Clyde Home" was created to help find the family's pet.

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When it looked like all hope had been lost, Clyde was tracked down in the woods alongside the Southern State Parkway, near the Route 107 exit ramp in North Massapequa. He was reunited with his family early Wednesday afternoon. 


"I was hysterical crying, shaking," Yevoli said. "I didn't think I would find him."

Clyde's weight declined from 40 to nearly 20 pounds in the 41 days he went missing, but Yevoli said the veterinarian gave him a clean bill of health and said he looks good overall.

The canine was captured with the help of dog trapper Eddie Dogman, who was connected to Yevoli through a high school friend. 

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Laura January 30, 2013 at 11:53 PM
I've been following Clyde's story for several weeks on Facebook and I'm so happy that he's been reunited with his family.
Helen S January 31, 2013 at 02:28 PM
I live right in the area where the signs were posted and looked for Clyde every time I walked my dog. So glad he was found. I know what these poor people went through.
Jason Molinet January 31, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Sounds like they've lost enough.
the baby January 31, 2013 at 11:54 PM
love this! That, folks, is what facebook should be. May God Bless them.
Pet Sitters Club, Inc February 03, 2013 at 06:07 PM
We love happy endings!! So glad they were reunited

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