JERSEY CITY (PIX11) — It’s the final place Ira Marootian and Luba Abramsky anticipated to be on the day earlier than Thanksgiving — embracing their 1-year-old pup Presley inside an animal emergency hospital in Hoboken.
That is after spending three grueling days on the lookout for him. Their saga began on Sunday.
The Ridgewood couple, who had simply tied the knot, was set to fly to Tahiti for a dream honeymoon. The plan was derailed after they discovered the Jersey Metropolis-based canine sitter they employed misplaced Presley inside simply two hours of dropping him off.
“She gave us a name saying that our canine Presley obtained unfastened and that he obtained out of his harness and was working the streets,” Marootian instructed PIX11 Information.
Occurring their honeymoon was now not on the agenda.
“It was rapid terror,” recalled Abramsky. “I used to be in my pajamas and we placed on our sneakers and went.”
The newlyweds would spend the following three days tirelessly looking the world the place Presley took off within the northern part of Hoboken alongside the Jersey Metropolis border.
They posted flyers throughout the world hoping somebody would come ahead with a tip.
“It was a bit of defeating after two full days of this and we have been drained — and we have been solely sleeping three hours and never consuming,” Marootian stated.
Down however not out, the pair was on the bottom in a wooded space behind Christ Hospital in Jersey Metropolis Wednesday persevering with their search when a person strolling his canine alerted them to a canine that appeared like Presley that he noticed roaming alongside the cliff aspect.
“I jumped over the barrier and I’m taking place the cliff, I hear footsteps and I flip round and I see him looking at me,” recalled Marootian. “He began wagging his tail, he ran proper as much as me — it was one of many happiest moments of my life.”
Apart from an abrasion on his proper entrance leg, Presley was in surprisingly good situation.
Related circumstances involving canine misplaced whereas within the care of dogwalkers or sitters have led to tragedy. Most would agree that Presley, fortunately, defied the percentages. His resiliency even impressed medical doctors on the Veterinary Emergency Group in Hoboken the place he was handled.
The outpouring of assist the couple additionally obtained from strangers throughout their search was under no circumstances misplaced on them. It’s one thing they are saying they’re extremely grateful for.
“Persons are good…this stroke a chord in my memory of that. Everyone we went as much as wished to assist,” Abramsky stated. “All of them had heartfelt responses.”
The couple says regardless of their joyful ending, they plan on pursuing authorized motion in opposition to the canine sitter. They hope their story encourages others to do their due diligence and ask for references earlier than hiring an impartial canine sitter.