On Monday night, Terisa Acevedo drove back with friends to shut off the truck alarm at her condemned house. Neighbors had called to complain. While standing on the porch she heard scratching at the door. She was amazed to find her dog Lola who had disappeared on February 23 when a fire gutted the Hyde Park Duplex in Boston.
On Feb 23, Terisa wasn’t at home when the fire started. The home was destroyed and Lola was missing. Police even took dogs through the house but they did not find Lola. Terisa put out fliers and contacted all animal shelters but to no avail.
Apparently, Lola had been living in the house for the entire month that she had been missing. She was very skinny after 27 days with limited food and water. Staff at Boston’s Angell Animal Center found that she was several pounds to light when she was brought in but that she had eaten recently.
Lola had no smoke damage to her lungs but is suffering from re-feeding syndrome. This means that it will take time to reintroduce her to food. She got her first meal yesterday morning to start her on the road to recovery. She is currently being fed 16 grams of wet food every 6 hours to reintroduce her body to nourishment.
If all goes well Lola can go home on Thursday. Terisa and Lola are very happy to be reunited and this is an amazing story of courage and never giving up for both of them.