ROCKLAND (CBS) — The beloved dog of a family on the South Shore was spooked by fireworks Tuesday night and ran away from home.

The Copelands say someone was setting off fireworks near their on Birch Bottom Circle in Rockland. The loud noises scared one-year-old Gigi, a Bernese mountain dog, causing her to bolt out their “doggy” door.

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Gigi ran away from home after being scared by fireworks (Photo Courtesy: Copeland Family)

Gigi managed to get past the backyard fence and a neighbor said they saw the 100-pound dog sprinting down the street late Tuesday night, but she hasn’t been seen since.

“We’ve been devastated all day. Just non-stop crying and hoping, reaching out to everyone that we can in the hopes that someone knows something or saw her so that we can find her. It’s basically like she’s our sibling or a kid and she’s missing,” said Alicia Copeland.

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A ‘lost dog’ sign for Gigi (WBZ-TV)

The family has posted flyers, searched the woods, contacted police and posted on social media.

If you see Gigi, please call the police.

Comments (2)
  1. Skowhegan Maine had at least 2 incidents of dogs running away from thier homes because of neighborhood firework noise.. One dog i was told, jumped from a 2nd floor window. “Animal Complaint” logs would represent ‘dogs running away’. Seems to be an uptick in the number of DV incidents during fireworks noise times.
    #mepolitics #maine #massachusetts #masslive
    http://www.somersetcounty-me.org/dispatchlog.html?20180704

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