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N.C. State vet school retrieves missing dog

Posted March 15, 2009 5:15 p.m. EDT
Updated March 16, 2009 1:43 p.m. EDT

— A spokeswoman for the North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine said that an anonymous caller helped them find a dog that slipped away from its handler early Sunday.

A man called the university Monday to report that he found Lilly, a black Labrador Retriever mix, walking near Rex Hospital.

Owner Tara Oxley brought Lilly in for treatment at N.C. State's vet school. The dog slipped off her leash while a staffer was exercising her outdoors in a construction site in the 4700 block of Hillsborough Street shortly after midnight.

Staffers looked for her, and campus police came out to help, but they couldn't find her.