An adopted Beagle dog that went missing nearly four months ago may have made her way into West Suffield, the dog's owner reports.
Jilly was adopted from an Ohio dog rescue agency in early September and has been missing since just four days after she came to her new home in Simsbury.
Jilly's new owner, Chris Lilley, a volunteer firefighter with the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company, received notice of several sightings in Simsbury and Granby during the months of October and November.
Now it seems Jilly has traveled to the west and is roaming around the area of West Suffield. Lilley's mother, Rebecca Strempfer, said the Granby Police Department has received calls about Jilly sightings in that area.
Jilly was most likely abused before she was adopted and seems to be very afraid of people, according to her owners. Those who have seen Jilly said she appears to be very skinny and very dirty.
"The dog is starting to get slower, skinnier, more dissoriented and more hungary and is probably starting to struggle a lot more with the snow," Strempfer said.
If you happen to spot Jilly wandering around, contact Chris Lilley at 860-559-9657 or Simsbury Animal Control at 860-658-3110.