Lost dog from Powelton found after two years on the loose

January 9, 2015


Flier for missing dog Kara.

Our readers may remember Kara, a black Lab mix with white nose and white chest, that went missing more than two years ago from the Powelton neighborhood. Kara ran away from her home near 36th and Lancaster on December 3, 2012 and was last seen running down Spring Garden Street.

Kara’s owners continued their search for the dog for many months after he disappeared. They posted numerous flyers and ads, including one on West Philly Local.

And here’s great news: Kara was found earlier this week about five miles away in the suburbs! Kara’s owner, Ayse Gürsan-Salzmann, an archaeologist at Penn, says that her dog was sighted and picked up by volunteers at Francisvale shelter in Radnor. “He was found near the railroad tracks at Merion station,” Ayse wrote us in an email.

This is amazing, and we’re very happy that this story has a happy ending.

Kara, who originally was rescued in Turkey and brought to the U.S., looks more mature now (he’s now 3 and a half years), but his owners recognized him right away when they saw him at the shelter.

Check out this video by FOX29 News:

1 Comments For This Post

  1. lin Says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! It’s an amazing story. Fox News first covered this two years ago in January ’13, not long after Kara went missing. If you go to the Fox site search on “dog rescued from Turkey missing.” It’s a touching piece. The Salzmann’s posted flyers and searched tirelessly for many months. We are so very happy for them and for dear Kara… Truly an extraordinary pooch! 🙂

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