Missing for 18 months, Sinatra the Husky returns home to Canarsie
Even after being missing for 18 months, Sinatra the brown and white Husky still seemed to remember the love of his former owners, the Willis family, at their home on 91st Street in Canarsie. He finally returned home thanks to the generosity of a Florida family who found the canine wandering the streets in November and began searching for his rightful owners.
It was on Nov. 6 that 13-year-old Rose Verrill of Florida took him in and began the search. The Verills and family friend Jeanne Baldi first put up flyers. Then, they took him to a veterinarian who was not able to retrieve much information about his former owners from an identification chip.
Next, they turned to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, which came up with a possible name — Willis Les — and a phone number that was off by one digit.
Finally, they turned to social media and found owner Lesmore Willis, who answered the social media outreach on Nov. 9. Willis told them the dog had a problem with his right paw. Baldi sent along a photo. Willis confirmed it was Sinatra, and the process began to get him back home to Brooklyn.