GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Abby took over social media in West Michigan. Not only did thousands of people share Abby's 'MISSING,' post, but so many people even those the Bissell family didn't know, scoured the wooded areas of East Grand Rapids.
It wasn't until Friday night when Vicki Farage and her daughter brought their flashlights and headed towards Reeds Lake that they were able to track down their missing dog.
"We saw a place to park; we literally parked right here. It was 8-9 o'clock at night. It was dark and we decided to walk down the trail," Farage said.
Not five minutes later, she and her daughter heard a noise.
"When we got to the very end, we could see Reeds Lake and I think Abby could hear us talking because all of a sudden we heard a little bark," Farage said.
They began calling Abby's name over and over.
"We heard little crunching noises coming towards us and all of a sudden she came out and I saw her, it was her! She went back into the bushes, I think she was frightened," Farage said.
Farage and her daughter immediately called the Bissell family.
"I sat there and talked to her, telling her 'You're OK Abby, help is coming, you're going to be okay' and she was barking nonstop and I think she knew that someone was calling her name and someone was coming to get her," Farage said.
Farage believes luck was on her side that night.
"Let's just go look for an hour, one more time to see if we can find her, not being able to find a parking spot, coming back here and then finding her within five minutes, it's a miracle. It was a chain of things that happened that got me to come to this park," Farage said.
On Tuesday, there is gathering for everyone who went out and searched for Abby. It's from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Big Bob's Pizza in Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids.
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