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[Update] Missing Beagle Last Seen in Granby

Have you seen Jilly? Jilly is a missing Beagle last seen along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Farmington, or maybe Granby.

[Updated] Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:16 a.m.

The Beagle seen roaming in the Farmington area is most likely not Jilly. According to Kathy in the comments section, this dog is likely from that area and is known for running away from its home.

The more recent Granby sighting by Beth T. in Granby is reported to be the more likely scenario according to Rebecca Strempfer, mother of the missing dog's owner.

"She looked well, not thin or injured, I tried to get her to come closer and then followed her through woods and pricker bushes for a while, but I lost her, unfortunately," Beth T. wrote.

Animal Control and the owner were contacted, according to Beth T.

If you happen to spot Jilly, contact Chris Lilley at 860-559-9657, Simsbury Animal Control at 860-658-3110, or your local animal control official.

[Updated] Nov. 13, 2012 at 4:28 p.m.

New Patch reader reports suggest that Jilly may actually be in the Granby area, not Farmington.

On Tuesday Beth T. wrote: "I don't think that's possible- I just saw her on RT 20 in Granby, by Canal Rd. I tried to get her to come closer with some dog treats but lost her in the woods heading North towards the center and 202."

One aspect of the sightings remains consistent—Jilly appears to be traveling in the vicinity of the Farmington Valley Greenway/Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.

If you happen to spot Jilly, contact Chris Lilley at 860-559-9657, Simsbury Animal Control at 860-658-3110, or your local animal control official.

Original article

It's been nearly two months since a recently adopted Beagle went missing from her new home in Simsbury. On November 9, the dog's owner received notice that his dog may now be roaming the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Farmington.

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 month of October.

Now it seems Jilly has traveled south, according to her owner.

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.

If you happen to spot Jilly wandering around, contact Chris Lilley at 860-559-9657 or Simsbury Animal Control at 860-658-3110.

Beth T November 13, 2012 at 05:08 PM
I don't think that's possible- I just saw her on RT 20 in Granby, by Canal Rd. I tried to get her to come closer with some dog treats but lost her in the woods heading North towards the center and 202.
Rebecca Strempfer November 13, 2012 at 06:03 PM
This is getting crazy. Are you sure it was her? Is there more than one beagle running around in the Farmington Valley?How did she look? Did you call anyone on the list like the animal patrol, or Granby police, or the owner? It makes much more sense for her to be in the Granby area on or near the trail, because a couple of weeks ago she was near Emmons Tropical fish, and Farmington is so far away.
Beth T November 14, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Yes, I called the animal control officer and the owner. She looked well, not thin or injured, I tried to get her to come closer and then followed her through woods and pricker bushes for a while, but I lost her, unfortunately.
Karen's Dog Training Blog November 14, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Someone had reported a loose beagle on Thompson Road in Avon that was thought to be Jilly. Turns out it is a local dog who gets loose. So it is possible that the dog being seen in Farmington is not her. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Dogs-of-Connecticut/160760950640795?ref=hl Some info is being posted here.
Jeff Brush (Editor) November 14, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Thanks, Karen! So it looks like Jilly is most likely in the Granby area for now.
Kristin Lilley November 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM
We believe she is still in the Granby area - Chris and I have received constant phone calls (the most recent being last night) of a beagle fitting Jilly's description in the area of Granby center.
Susan November 14, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Chris- I wonder if maybe Debbie Jacobs at www.fearfuldogs.com might have some ideas. I hope you get Jilly back. Susan
Karen's Dog Training Blog November 14, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Yes i got the info from ACO Mark Rudewicz who is on the case of the missing Jilly
Karen's Dog Training Blog November 14, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Any thoughts as to if she would respond to seeing another beagle or hearing one baying? Perhaps a recording of a beagle baying could be played in areas where she has been spotted to see if she investigates. A fearful dog who has been used to being on her own is a hard dog to catch, but it can be done.Eliza was a fearful dog from Meriden Humane who bolted from new home in Simsbury and ran for weeks. She was finally caught when the person she most adored at the shelter was able to get close and coax her in.
Kristin Lilley November 14, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Susan - we will look into that. Karen - we tried that, didn't work :-( (we've literally tried everything - it's ridiculous)
Granny Toogns November 14, 2012 at 02:36 PM
People walking their dogs on leash could carry an extra leash to help catch Jilly. She may be interested in the other dog and get close enough to catch. This has worked for me and my little terrier when we caught a collie "on the lamb."
Rebecca Strempfer November 14, 2012 at 04:39 PM
There have been some volunteers who have left comments that are willing to volunteer their beagles &/or terriers to make noise and track her. Please call the owner. She may currently be in the Hungary Rd area of Granby, so maybe we could use some of that kind of help soon.
Rebecca Strempfer November 15, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Karen, she originated out of Kentucky, and ended up in a rescue/adoption agency out of Ohio. the owners have spoken with the Ohio adoption agency who has been of absolutely no help.
Iris lambert November 17, 2012 at 05:22 PM
We're heading out in a few to take a look around. Does anyone know around the most common time of the day that these sightings have happened? hopefully someone can rescue her soon.
Iris lambert November 18, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Well no luck today. We went around granby center, also Hungary rd and Canal rd areas, Aherns park and behind the park in the woods. After being in these areas i'm thinking Jilly might be going in and out of a barn, carport, or opened garage. She might be getting in and out when she knows no one is around or outside the building. Also if that's the case the property owner is either unaware of her or leaving food and water for her. Just a thought.
Rebecca Strempfer November 19, 2012 at 09:29 PM
I wonder if she is getting shelter in the tobacco barns near Canal rd.She was seen alot in the mornings last week.
Iris lambert November 19, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Rebecca, she very well could be in those barns. I didn't know what they were until my friend told me. It makes sense if she's seen alot in the mornings, that could be when she leaves her hiding area because there are people around.
Iris lambert December 08, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Have there been anymore sightings of Jilly?
Karen's Dog Training Blog December 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM
A person posted this to Ct Lost and Found Dog Facebook page this morning 12/13. " A beagle ran right in front of our car on route 10 in Granby center at about 3:30 today. It was heading over towards the senior housing."
Iris lambert December 13, 2012 at 06:46 PM
do you think this could be Jilly?
Karen's Dog Training Blog December 13, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Don't know Iris. I have asked if the person could tell if it was a male or female or how big it was. Jilly is small. The other missing beagle 36 lbs so he is big. I have a hunch it is Jilly. She has been seen around Granby area. I'll post here if I get anymore info.
Rebecca December 13, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Jilly is in Granby since yesterday somewhere between Salmon Brook park and the Granby Multiplex (Library/Town Hall/ Stoney Hill Village Apts) according to people seeing her near there. Jilly is young, fast as lightning, looks strong and runs from people. she has alot of white on her legs.
Iris lambert December 13, 2012 at 07:27 PM
thanks Karen, we are more than willing to help you guys find her. Have you guys thought about contacting a news station? In Washington State this method helped alot of people be reunited with their pets. Plus going to a news station there are better chances that people who do not use todays technology will hear about Jilly and keep any eye out or offer their services to try and find her. It's just a thought. Jilly's story is pretty incredible when you think about it.

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