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Hundreds of Clark County residents band together on social media to find dog

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 18:07:37-05

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Hundreds of people in Clark County came together to help a woman find her dog which had escaped a local vet clinic.

Beth Akers said she boarded her golden retriever named Ruby at Clark County Vet Clinic over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. On Friday, Nov. 29, she got a call that Ruby had escaped.

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Akers said she started frantically searching for Ruby, later enlisting the help of community members through a Facebook group “Finding Ruby.”

More than 600 people from around Clark County joined the group and posted about searching for the dog.

Akers told LEX 18 that miraculously, Ruby was found thanks to social media connections.

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She said the woman who found Ruby posted on the Nextdoor App, and people who were in the “Finding Ruby” Facebook group contacted Akers about the post.

Akers' emotional reunion with Ruby on Sunday was captured on video and can be seen in the Facebook group that has now been renamed “Radiant Ruby.”

On Monday dozens of greetings and well wishes for Ruby were posted in the group, including photos of dogs in the community.

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